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From: Richard Hadsell (hadsell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-10 09:20:55

Phil Nash wrote:

>No, that wasn't my main point - it was just a supporting factor. And I
>wouldn't necessarily call them all "stupid". Some have good, if
>misplaced, reasons.
>My overall point was just, as others have said, to reach a much wider audience.
My company (i.e., my boss) is VERY reluctant to rely on third-party
software, which includes Boost libraries. If Boost ceased to exist or
support new compilers, we would be stuck with a major task of
maintaining code, which we did not develop. I'm not saying that this is
likely to happen, and I have managed to convince everyone here that
Boost is widely accepted and very professionally developed and
maintained. However, libraries that are part of a C++ standard give us
a reliable guarantee that we can use them in code that will work on new
platforms and compilers with no maintenance needed on our part.

It may be a lot of work on the part of Boost developers to get their
libraries accepted as standard, but I very much appreciate their
efforts. I consider their acceptance as a major success.

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