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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-18 11:40:07

At 08:55 PM 9/17/2002, Jason D Schmidt wrote:

>... Plus, it would be great to see more numerical support in
>the next standard of C++. C++ would gain a lot of users in the
>science & engineering community if it added more numerical support
>either in Boost or in the next standard.

One thing to understand about the C++ Standard is that, like Boost, it is
the work of volunteers. If no one steps forward to do the work, the work
doesn't get done.

There has been an increase over the last year or two in people on the
committee (particularly in the Library Working Group) who are very
interested in numerics. But the number of numericists (if that is a real
word) is IMO still a bit below critical mass. Thus it would help if a few
more would become active. If enough people interested in a domain become
active, they can form a domain subgroup and make faster progress.


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