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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-01 08:05:52

"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> One other proposal you should be aware of is Pete Becker's n1982 for
> simple
>> numeric to string conversions:

> While this is a very C like proposal it fills a basic gap in C++ for
> basic,
> high performance, (w)string to number conversions. My understanding is
> this
> the committee is pretty fond of this proposal -- perhaps someone that was
> in
> Berlin can say more (Beman, Howard?).

At least at the moment, the LWG intends to go forward with both
proposals. I'm personally not convinced that is a good idea. Sounds a
bit too much like design-by-committee. Time will tell.

>> Possible mentors for this project could be authors of the "Lexical
>> Conversion Library Proposal for TR2" proposal - Kevlin Henney and/or
>> Beman Dawes.
>I'm not sure Kevlin or Beman is available, but I'm certain we can find a
>mentor if the proposal is accepted.

I'm trying to focus this summer on moving Boost libraries into TR2, so
am not signing up for mentoring. Kevlin is always overcommitted too.

OTOH, it really would be helpful is someone looked at the entire
conversion picture, and tried to synthesize a complete solution.


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