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From: Dave Steffen (dgsteffen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-09 16:38:05

Robert Ramey writes:
> Dave Steffen wrote:
> > 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
> > regulations.
> I don't see that having the interface for such software in a standard
> would effect this problem. The implementation would have to be
> screened in any case.

 Well, the difference is that the standard library comes with the
 compiler, whereas Boost doesn't; it's one (potentially expensive)
 process vs. two. I was simply pointing out one extreme case of Rene
 was saying above: some companies have no choice about the conditions
 under which they can use Boost, and it's not necessarily because the
 team leads are stupid.

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