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From: Jonathan Wakely (cow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-12 04:26:16

On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 12:32:42PM -0600, Jonathan Turkanis wrote:

> "Stefan Slapeta" <stefan_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> news:ckeh1l$r65$
> > Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> > >
> > > The libstdc++ developers are starting to implement the library
> > > extensions from TR1, including Boost-like smart ptrs, regex etc.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > I would really prefer to see a more general implementation of TR1 that
> > is not only usable for GCC.
> > It has often been suggesteded in this group
> > to implement such a library as a part of boost, and IMO this would also
> > be the right place for it (IIRC, for some TR1 libraries a simple
> > configuration of the namespace could be sufficient)

FWIW I split the shared ptr bits across std::tr1 and ::__gnu_cxx (the
libstdc++ namespace for non-std stuff) but we've now decided to just
leave everything in std::tr1, including the parts from boost::detail.

> > Of course, every compiler implementer is free to write his own TR1
> > library now, but I'm not sure if this makes much sense!

For proprietary libraries where it matters that the code is owned by the
library copyright holder I can see it makes sense.

> Dinkumware is producing an implementation of TR1 from scratch. In the process,
> Pete Becker has apparently discovered some small problems with the
> specifications and some improved implementation techniques, so I don't think
> independent implementations are such a bad idea.

True. There would be nothing to stop libstdc++ doing an independent
implementation later, but for now I think the idea is to put together as
much as possible, to have _something_ there to experiment with.

> > Furtermore, it could be a good decision to wait another 2 weeks until
> > TR1 has reached its final state.
> Naturally.

I'll certainly be working from the final report when it's available
(though I didn't realise it was due that soon).

The TR1 code we're working on will be in the libstdc++ CVS repository,
but won't be part of any GCC release before the TR is finalised.

Thanks for the input, and thanks again to those who have replied already
giving permission,


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