From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-10 12:32:00
I'm most disppointed to see that a more complete set of math functions has
apparently been rejected for TR2. Like the interval library, this is
something apparently obscure which could have widespread application - which
is not going to have happen unless there the library exists. Chicken and
egg problem ;-)
This is still being worked on and I am still hopeful that we can produce an
acceptable quality (if not the best) implementation for Boost based on the
Paul A Bristow
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| Subject: [boost] Report from Mont Tremblant C++ Committee meeting
| The C++ Standards Committee met this past week in Mont
| Tremblant, Quebec,
| Canada. Many Boosters were present, and Boost continues to
| get praise and
| encouragement from non-Boost committee members.
| The Library Working Group (LWG) is starting serious work on
| TR2. Initial
| proposals for several Boost libraries were evaluated:
| Filesystem : Interested? Yes 17, No 0
| Date-Time : Interested? Yes 9, No 0
| Range : Want a C++03 version aimed at TR2, but still
| interested in a
| version based on new language features (Concepts perhaps?).
| String-algo : Interested, but concern over interface and choice of
| functions, generic vs basic_string.5.3 separate proposal
| numeric_cast<> : Interested? Yes 10, No 0
| Interval : Interested? Yes 7, No 4. Concerns about
| sufficiently large
| user base to justify standardizing.
| Optional : Interested? Strong yes 9, weak yes 2, weak no
| 3, strong no 0
| Significant concerns about the interface:
| Pointer interface.
| Two ways of doing the same thing.
| Depends on nullptr - is there a backup plan.
| Dubious of use of references.
| "Boost style" Threads : Pursue? Strong yes 9, weak yes 5,
| weak no 0, strong
| no 1
| minmax and / or algorithm std::minmax_element
| In favor 13, Not in favor 0
| TR2 0 2 1 0
| C++0X 1 8 0 0
| Kevlin Henney Threads : Ask for fleshed-out proposal? Strong
| yes 3, weak yes
| 6, weak no 2, strong no 1
| The next C++ Committee meeting will be in Berlin, Germany,
| the first week of
| April 2006. The meeting after that will be in Portland,
| Oregon, US, in
| October 2006.
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