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From: Dave Steffen (dgsteffen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-09 14:34:49

Rene Rivera writes:
> loufoque wrote:
> > So we should put boost into the standard library because of the
> > stupidity of some companies or team leaders ?
> Some of those "companies" have no choice. For example a government
> contractor must comply with regulatory restrictions, many of which
> correspond to some form of international or US standards.

 < someone 'way in the back raises a hand >

 It can be much worse. When working on classified projects (at least
 here in the USA), _any_ software brought in from "outside" has to
 undergo rigorious inspection and screening; this can take weeks, or
 even months if one has to go through various other agencies,
 committees, etc.

 The process and requirements have nothing whatsoever to do with the
 contractor, and everything to do with government security

 < return to lurk mode >

Dave Steffen, Ph.D.
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