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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-16 05:40:35


| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Jeff Garland
| Sent: 15 September 2006 15:29
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [boost] [tr2]Add Combination against
| std::permutation. HELP!
| Ben Bear wrote:
| > Hi, all!
| >
| > I wrote a proposal for TR2 about add combination against
| > std::permutation. It's here:
| >
| >
| > And the source code:
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > I need HELP! Because my bad ability in English, can anybody edit
| > this report? And can anybody commit this proposal to WG21?
| I'm not a member of the committee, but do know a little
| about how the process
| works. And I'm afraid you've missed the pre-meeting mailing
| for the Portland
| meeting in Oct. In all likelihood that means it might be
| very difficult to
| get your proposal on the agenda....which means it likely
| won't make it into
| tr2 given that Portland is the cutoff for new proposals.
| Still you shouldn't give up. This looks very useful to me
| and would be a nice
| contribution to Boost even if it doesn't make read on.
| > One year ago, I wrote a email to the libstdc++ group for the
| > combination, and they said that I should commit this to
| the Boost. I
| > wrote a email to this mailing list one month ago, but
| nobody replies me.
| > Maybe I should write the proposal for TR2. Now I wrote a draft.
| Sorry to hear that. Sometimes there's alot of email and it
| takes a bit of
| persistence to get attention. I would hope that John
| Maddock and Paul Bristow
| could evaluate your proposal as they've been working on some
| math and
| statistical interfaces.

I noted this item some time and thought it looked a useful addition, and
still seems so (though not widely useful?). But I am not nearly well
qualified enough to judge and review the document - especially in the
version at ;-)

However, I sense it is 'orthogonal' to the maths and stats work (alpha
release Real Soon Now!) that John Maddock has done (with some minor input
from me) so I am doubtful about much synergy between the two.

I fear that Jeff is correct that you have missed the time-limit for TR2, but
you can still submit it as a WG21 paper - TR3 may eventually exist. And I
would still encourage you to submit for Boost. The 1st step is to dump your
files in the Boost files vault .


Paul A Bristow
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