Boost logo

Boost :

From: Dave Steffen (dgsteffen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-13 11:03:30

Serves me right for responding to the list without catching up on
reading it first...

On Tuesday 11 December 2007, Martin Bonner wrote:

... a much better reply than my last one, e.g. said most of the same
things but better. :-)

> From: Andreas Harnack
> > Dave Steffen schrieb:
> >> On Thursday 06 December 2007, Andreas Harnack wrote:
> >> The C++ landscape is littered with such things, from simpler than
> >> your example to fantastically elaborate. See
> >> <> for a sample.
> >
> > I'd take that as a proof that there is a need for
> > standardization, however the result might look like.
> That's a curious conclusion. If there are lots of attempts, it suggests
> that it is really difficult to get people to agree on the preferred
> approach.

  Yes, that was exactly my point.


  And by the way, I didn't really mean to imply that the OP (Andreas)
  really shouldn't roll his own library (although I probably said
  that, or something like it). He should, because it's a very
  instructive exercise. It wouldn't be such a bad idea to have
  one, or even several, small matrix libraries in Boost. It's just
  not a suitable thing for standardization.

Dave Steffen - Software Engineer 4
Numerica Corporation ( <> ) 
4850 Hahns Peak Drive, Suite 200
Loveland, Colorado 80538
main (970) 461-2000 
direct (970) 461-2422 x227
fax (970) 461-2004
Email: dave.steffen_at_[hidden]
This message and any attachments are intended only for the individual
or entity to which the message is addressed.  This is a private
message and may contain privileged information.  If you are neither
the intended recipient nor the agent responsible for delivering the
message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
review, retransmission, dissemination, or taking of any action in
reliance upon, the information in this communication is strictly
prohibited, and may be unlawful.  If you feel you have received this
communication in error, please notify me immediately by returning this
email to me and deleting it from your computer.

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at