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From: Walter Landry (wlandry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-02 21:44:25

Darren Cook <darren_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > there is already a huge investment in other languages (such as
> > GSL, which is written in C), this will be a significant hurdle.
> I've not used the GSL: would it benefit in either usability (*) or
> efficiency if it used C++ templates/objects?

Absolutely. I've done some work with it, and it was rather painful
compared to what I'm used to in C++. If I had more time, I would have
written a wrapper.

> If so I wonder if the GSL authors would be open to a dual,
> boost-compatible license so that a boost library could borrow code
> as it needed to, rather than having to re-invent the wheel.

Almost certainly not. They are not even willing to entertain going to
the LGPL. There used to be a blurb on their website saying that if
you can't handle the GPL, then use something else.

Walter Landry

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