From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-25 02:57:23
From: Allen [mailto:yaozhen_at_[hidden]]
Sent: 23 April 2005 07:28
Subject: [boost] Use of Other Languages in Boost Tools
> The obvious two attitudes I can imagine are:
> (1) Prohibit *extensive* use of other programming languages in Boost
> tools, for example writing a complex tool in Python completely.
> (Convenient and small scripts are acceptable.) For we are establishing
> the Best Practice *in* C++ and *for* C++. In addition, the tools can
> be extensible and reusable with an API for C++ programmers as
> *developers* not just as *end-users*.
> (2) Allow extensive use of any convenient and reasonable programming
> languages in Boost tools. Maybe there should be a list for acceptable
> languages other than C++, for example shell scripts, Perl, Python,
> Ruby, etc. For they are just *tools*, not C++ *libraries*. They are
> just black boxes to C++ programmers, and we do *not* provide the
> tools as an extensible tool platform/framework with API for C++
> developers/programmers for further extension or reuse.
> I tend to support (1)
I tend to support (2). On the other hand we should avoid using TOO many
languages (because that is yet another thing to download and install to get
the tool running).
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