From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-08 00:19:04
David Abrahams wrote:
> "Sebastian Redl" <sebastian.redl_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> This implementation must exist within Boost, i.e. it must be
>> completely contained within Boost.
> Not if you put any stock in past Boost discussions and the intention
> behind Boost. We've discussed this many times and we've always said
> that a library whose implementation just happens to be as a C++
> wrapper over code available elsewhere could be valuable and
> appropriate for Boost.
And just to reinforce the point, the MPI library under review can't operate
without another package. Nor can the Python lib. iostreams and other
libraries use external code from some features. So there is certainly
precedent for the use of external libraries.