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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-05 08:31:16

At 12:13 AM 1/5/2005, Larry Evans wrote:
>On 01/04/2005 06:54 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> Boost libraries should continue to use other Boost libraries where
>> useful, IMO. Excess coupling only becomes "excess" when it serves
>> useful purpose.
>So if variant or tuple can be implemented without coupling to other
>Boost libraries and with no disadvantage w.r.t. the current Boost
>variant and tuple, then the coupling to other Boost libraries in the
>current Boost variant and tuple is "excessive". Since there does exist
>other variant (and tuple) implementations without this coupling, the
>only remaining question is "is there any disadvantage w.r.t. the
>current Boost variant and tuple?". Agreed?

That's really a decision for the developers of those libraries. They are in
the best position to judge the impact pro and con of removing the coupling.


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