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From: Joel de Guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-19 15:01:25

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
Subject: Re: [boost] Benefit/Complexity ratio in libraries [was MPLcontainers and algorithms]

> From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
> >
> > There are cases where having two ways of doing something makes no
> > sense. But we shouldn't reject it out-of-hand. I hope the acceptance of
> > MPL by Boost won't discourage others from submitting a more minimalist
> > library.
> How many alternative libraries have been submitted for a topic that is
> already covered by a Boost library?
> This is a roundabout way to say that it _will_ discourage others. I say
> nothing about this being good or bad, and nothing about MPL in particular.
> It's just that "competition" within Boost is virtually nonexistant.

Is there a clear policy regarding this? I've always thought that it wasn't
possible to submit a competeting library to boost. Even if it is possible,
I'd imagine it would be an uphill battle. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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