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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-04 15:08:38

on Fri Jul 04 2008, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:

> Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>>> As it happens, application-specific methods is very often just looking at
>>> file extension.
>> Then let them do it, but without perpetuating such semantics in generic
>> libraries.
> I don't really think that Boost should be too clever in such an established
> field. Many existing libraries do have concept of extension, and rejecting
> to add such concept based on purity grounds will only make Boost be incompatible
> with people's expectations.

I agree. Strongly. With both of you :-(

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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