From: Yitzhak Sapir (ysapir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-06 15:13:31
I'm just a user, and as an MSVC user, the most of its benefits that I
get to see are what is available through boost::bind, and I know it
isn't even official "boost" yet. However, I do wish that something like
the lambda library was part of the standard. It's sad such a deadline
comes before it even goes up for the review.
Things like the casting libraries are useful, but I don't know if they
belong in a standard library as opposed to a non-standard library.
They're certainly close to smart ptrs, in that users who probably
haven't even seen boost, have written the same themselves to fill the
void. Same could be said for the algorithm.hpp, utility.hpp, and other
helpful headers. Those could integrate with the respective current
libraries to make a more complete library.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beman Dawes [mailto:bdawes_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 3:17 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Standardization of Boost libraries
> Ouch! This just arrived from Clark Nelson:
> >This is your reminder that the deadline for the pre-Curaçao
> mailing is
> >week from today, 2002-03-12. Acceptable document formats
> include plain
> >text, HTML and PDF. Please contact me with questions, and
> for numbers to
> >apply to your documents.
> That means it is time to think again about what additional
> Boost libraries
> should be submitted to the committee for possible inclusion
> in the upcoming
> TR. (Because they will be presented but not voted on, we
> don't actually
> have to have stuff ready in a week. But the notice is a wake
> up call to
> start getting ready for April's committee meeting.)
> The following Boost libraries are already on the committee's
> proposal list:
> 1) Header <cstdint>. (Tabled pending more comprehensive
> proposal from Bill
> 2) Type Traits.
> 3) Regular Expressions.
> 4) Smart Pointers.
> 5) Random Numbers.
> 6) Rational Numbers.
> 7) Threads.
> How about suggestions for perhaps six more Boost libraries to
> add to the
> list? Which of the remaining libraries are most "widely useful" for
> PS: I'll be out of email contact until Sunday, so won't respond to
> suggestions until next week.
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