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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-09 21:18:21

There's a proposal (N1611) "Implicitly-Callable Functions in C++0x" by
Walter Brown in the C++ committee's pre-meeting papers. See

Given all the Boost work that has gone into math constants, function
issues, and to a lesser extent, properties, I'd guess several Boosters
might want to comment on Walter's proposal. Strong support from library
developers like Boost participants would almost be a requirement for such a
proposal to be accepted, IMO. But do remember that only so many proposals
can be accepted, and that every proposal that gets accepted pushes some
other proposal aside.

comp.std.c++ is the best place to post comments, since it is probably read
by more of the committee's Evolution Working Group than read the Boost
list. See for a web
interface. A comment on comp.std.c++ should probably be like Boost review;
say in plain language if you support or oppose the proposal so detailed
comments don't obscure an overall view.

(The Boost list is read by many active C++ committee members, but they tend
to be library oriented rather than core language or evolution oriented.)

An extended discussion of such a proposal would probably stray off-topic
for Boost anyhow.


PS: if you are interested in other proposals for the next C++ standard, has a
wealth of interesting papers.

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