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Subject: Re: [boost] boost::directx?
From: Gevorg Voskanyan (v_gevorg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-07 09:37:25

Christian Schladetsch wrote:
> Hi Gevorg,
> I agree that in terms of "being eventually accepted as a C++ standard", any
> idea of boost::microsoft or boost::directx is deemed to fail.
> However, there are many boost libraries that currently exist and have no
> chance in hell of being accepted into the C++ standard.
> Cheers,
> Christian

Yes, there are such libraries in boost, but the reasons they are not going into standard are different. Some of them are simply superseded by language features, like boost.assign and boost.concept_check. Others (most?) are not mature enough and/or established practice yet to be proposed for standards commitee consideration, but have no fundamental reason they can't be ready for that at some future point. The few others left - boost.mpi and boost.python come to mind, are unlikely to ever make their way into the C++ standard, I agree, but they are at least portable and wrap non-proprietary interfaces.

Best Regards,


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