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Subject: Re: [boost] Breaking existing libraries
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-21 12:59:48

on Fri Nov 21 2008, "Dave Handley" <> wrote:

>> Version 1.33.1 is from the stone age (remember boost is moving faster than
>> light[ning]) and I always expect things to be broken the next time (which is
>> not nice, but compared to the problems solved by boost this still can be
>> neglected).
> What I would personally like to see is boost split into 2 parts,
> something like boost core, and boost general. Boost core would
> contain all the stable libraries and the core libraries that other
> people build libraries off. Shared_ptr, bind, lambda, iterator,
> operators, range, ublas, etc.

So what happens to the iterators library when it's time for the rewrite
I've been planning? I intend, as much as possible, to maintain
compatibility with the old interfaces, of course. Is that still a
"stable" library?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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