From: AlisdairM (alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-10 17:04:56
Also of interest to Boosters...
The C++ processor was brought into agreement with C99, meaning we now
have Variadic macros, among other things, and the preprocessor library
can start complaining about more bugs among the existing platforms!
[although this is only against the working draught - a new standard is
still a few years away]
Also worth noting that Wave already implements most, if not all, the
new features <g>
-- AlisdairM Beman Dawes wrote: > 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 > > Also: > > 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.
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk