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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-13 09:32:49

On Apr 13, 2006, at 3:20 AM, Andy Little wrote:
> A major reason given
> by the committee AFAICS (in GUI case) was that the committee doesnt
> have enough
> time to deal with it.

This is not exactly correct. The committee does not have enough time
to *design* a GUI library, nor any other library. Besides, you
wouldn't want a library designed by committee, would you?

If someone steps up with a proposal for a GUI library, the committee
will review it.

> Yet there seems to be adequate time to discuss the
> addition of more complexities to the language itself.

These are different groups within the C++ committee. Libraries are
handled by the Library Working Group, language extensions are handled
by the Evolution Working Group. Discussing language extensions rarely
takes away time from the discussion of new/improved libraries, except
where language changes can have a large effect on how libraries are
written (e.g., concepts and move semantics).


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