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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-19 14:44:59

"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:

Robert, please use proper quotation. I can't tell who's saying what
here. Thanks,

> I would be curious to see a specific example of this.
> 4) Finally, I would like reviewers to indicate parts of the library that
> might become standalone boost libraries. While this will have little
> bearing on the acceptance / rejection of the library it might allow a
> reduction in the size of the library.
> Some sections of code are definitely candidates for extraction from the
> serialization library, largely identified by Robert in the 'Miscellaneous'
> section of the documentation.
> The strong typedef and state_saver utilities could be extracted, perhaps to
> the utility library.
> Perhaps the extended type info infrastructure is useful outside the library.
>> The dataflow iterators are very interesting, but I'm not sure how they
>> interact with the iterator adaptors library, or with sandbox views
>> library.
> I would love to see separate discussion of this (on a separate thread
> please). This area overlaps with iteratator adaptors and views an maybe
> collection traits and who know what else. This is something I've always
> wanted and now I (almost) have it. My current implementation (not yet
> uploaded) is much improved but has the same interface and intention.
>> The unicode conversion code is certainly useful, but I imagine it might be
>> better to leave it as an implementation detail of serialization, until
>> someone volunteers to investigate a complete solution for this issue.
> I would love to see someone take this out. Ron Garcia wrote this and it
> worked to my satisfaction. I had problems making a good test and with
> portability to other compilers/libraries. Maybe Ron or someone else wants
> to move this to somewhere else.

Dave Abrahams
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