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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-27 08:13:38

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Please limit the amount of quoted text in your postings.

Edward Diener <eddielee_at_[hidden]> writes:

>>>as I think the Boost one is better than anything I could do and
>>>better than anything else I have ever seen using standard C++. I
>>>will be glad to work with Mr. Ramey on the writing up a proposal
>>>part, since I am a fairly good writer, but it is obviously up to him
>>>and not me whether he wants to propose the library to the
>> Not really. If you really want this to happen, *you* should commit
>> yourself to proposing it, and then invite Mr. Ramey to join you.
> I disagree on this. It is clearly wrong, in my eyes, to propose any
> library to the C++ standard committee when that library is someone
> else's work.

Why do you think so?

> I greatly respect Mr. Ramey for the work he has done and is doing to
> make the Boost serialization library as good as it is but I would
> never want to propose such a library for inclusion as a standard
> library unless the creator of the library wanted to promote it
> also. It is also unfair to put that creator in such a position of
> extra work which standardizing a library might entail.

If that's the only reason, it's easily dealt with. The creator of the
library isn't obliged to do anything to enable standardization. It
can be your effort entirely.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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