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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-08 07:06:11

On Oct 8, 2006, at 1:25 AM, Shams wrote:
> Are these libraries then going to be deprecated/disappear from
> boost thus everyone uses the
> one available in the standard or will boost authors "still" keep
> developing and improving/enhancing the
> them as part of boost (which actually IMHO will be a good thing
> because boosters can then retain,
> introduce and enhance features that the standard might not want to
> accept). What do you think?

None of the Boost libraries will be going away any time soon, for
sure. For my own libraries, I would like to start forwarding to the C+
+0x equivalents when they become available, and phase out the Boost
versions over time. The Boost versions need to stick around for a
while to maintain backward compatibility, but we should be
encouraging users to use the standardized versions. The last thing we
want is to be competing against the standard, because that's not our


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