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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-07 06:54:28

At 01:10 AM 5/7/2002, Mika Heiskanen wrote:

>There is nothing contradictory in your and my texts. Given that I
>my original quote with how I was /for/ the idea of implementing an
>additional library to perform both file and display I/O functions, we
>to agree completely. The I/O implementation library would serve as proof
>of concept, but not be a part of the standard library itself.

Yes, understood.

>The confusion has then probably been over whether to use platform
>vector graphics rendering APIs, which I'm against, and whether to use
>platform specific display APIs, which of course is a must in an actual
>interactive application.
>Still, regarding the idea of using an external I/O library, any thoughts
>on whether the standard committee would like to standardize the
>*interfaces* of both file I/O and display I/O methods?

I wouldn't want to speculate. There hasn't been any discussion of such
issues, so it is hard to tell what the reaction would be.

A roadmap always helps when moving into unexplored areas; consider writing
a paper and presenting it to the committee.


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