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From: Eric Woodruff (Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-07 12:46:15

No one suggested throwing away any existing OS services...

It's no different that what boost is already doing except for some "minor"

----- Original Message -----
From: Iain K.Hanson
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lib.boost.devel
Sent: Wednesday, 2002:August:07 1:35 PM
Subject: RE: Pure Abstraction Layer

-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Eric Woodruff
Sent: 07 August 2002 17:39
To: boost
Subject: [boost] Pure Abstraction Layer

>I'd like to hear a good argument against this... because without libraries
>like threading, boost is made of only templates or other compiled-in
>utilities, which make that aspect of boost an autonomous development
>framework already--this is is exactly what the developer needs and efforts
>should be made to keep it that way, no matter what is added to it.

This is not realistically do-able for libraries that are best implemented
using operating
system services. The very existence of operating system services is to
provide re-use
so that language library writers only need to create a binding to the OS
services and
not re-write what is available in the OS.

I can just see Bill K volunteering to write cross platform in assembler ;-)


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