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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-21 10:50:29

The mechanism by which various Boost libraries become part of the C++
Standard Library has been the Library Technical Report (TR) currently being
worked on by the committee.

ISO puts a time limit on TR work, so no new proposals for this TR will be
accepted by the committee after their post-meeting mailing deadline this
coming Friday.

The committee's Library Working Group reaffirmed at the past meeting that
the process of considering new library proposals is a "continuous
pipeline", and that Boost and other developers should continue to develop
proposals and submit them to the committee. The exact mechanism may well be
a second Library TR - the committee hasn't decided yet - but whatever the
details work will continue on new proposals.

There is also a proposal in process for a Security Technical Report. While
this may involve a few core language changes, the major impact will be on
the Standard Library, and more specifically, the portions of the C++
Standard Library inherited from C. Main ideas so far are safer versions of
functions which allow buffer overruns, maintain global state, or exhibit
other unsafe programming practices.


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