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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-09 17:59:14

Beman Dawes wrote:
> The C++ Standards Committee met last week in Berlin, Germany. Of interest to
> Boosters:

Thx for the update -- interesting as usual. Looks like the committee
was busy!

> * A Boost Date-Time query was presented at the last meeting, and LWG members
> again in Berlin indicated interest in seeing a full proposal for TR2.

The complete date-time proposal will be available for Portland and I
expect to be at the meeting as well.

> * A Boost Networking [asio] query was presented, and the LWG has indicated
> their interest in a full proposal for TR2. The developer of a competing
> proposal has graciously thrown his support behind the Boost proposal, and
> may propose some additional higher level functionality.

I have some interest and concerns about the asio as a pure networking
proposal -- it's really an io library proposal with networking. As
such, there are some issues not currently addressed by the library that
I can see the committee being worried about. In any case, I can see
Chris needing a helping hand to get this done in time -- presuming that
he is still able to pursue this deadline. Can you point us to the
competing proposal/developer? We should probably organize a group of
interested folks to help this along given the scope and importance of
the job.

> This coming October is the deadline for TR2 proposals. See

I'd still really like to see a database binding library make it into
TR2. Not having this is killing C++ against Java for application
developers. We've had some periodic fits and starts, but it seems clear
we won't have a Boost library by then. I'd still like to see someone
with some time step up and take this on. It's been done about 10 times
so I think a proposal could be gleaned from the best of the current


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