From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-28 07:06:37
Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> For example, there have been several 'high quality' separate
> contributions on units and dimensions and constants, but they don't
> mesh together well and so will not ultimately be suitable for std::.
> But should we continue to reject all rather than accepting some now
> and superseding later when a better solution emerges?
Tough call. You should keep in mind that once you establish something as the
"Boost library that does X" the odds of that better solution emerging are
significantly reduced. Few authors are willing to compete with an official
Boost library. Can you blame them?
> My instinct is to accept more, use more, modify and improve more
> - but finally deprecate more.
Deprecation is hard. ;-)