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From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-22 15:29:42

Marcin Kalicinski wrote:
>>>Even boost guidelines are pretty clear on that, I should not use
>>>other libs unless they provide critical functionality.
>>Where did you find that guideline?
> "A Boost library should use other Boost Libraries or the C++ Standard
> Library, but only when the benefits outweigh the costs."
> Perhaps "critical functionality" was an overstatement, but anyway my point
> remains correct.

OTOH, that quote can be interpreted as just about anything :-)

I think it is important to focus on the interface in the review, but
I also see several benefits of an implementation that builds on

- fewer bugs like the one Joachin found

- better space efficiency

- exception-safety guarantees are immidiately full-filled (I haven't
looked, but I suspect that there are several bugs in this area)

Also, Joachin had a *very* interesting idea about flattening quereries
like "foo.*"


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