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 http://groups.google.com/groups?q=comp.std.c%2B%2B 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,
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2004/#pre_sydney has a
wealth of interesting papers.
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