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Subject: Re: [boost] Please stay on-topic (Was: C++ Manifesto)
From: Stefan Strasser (strasser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-11 11:38:52

Am Friday 11 September 2009 01:41:57 schrieb David Abrahams:
> Let's please keep the conversation on the topic of C++ library
> development. Thanks.

I think this proves a point:

Am Thursday 10 September 2009 23:32:42 schrieb Paul Baxter:
> Boost
> The focus does seem to be on creating new and novel techniques rather than
> solving problems or providing cookbooks on how to use these tools to make
> things easier. Arguably Boost was looking to the wider community and user
> base to develop the 'user guides' while library developers have a different
> agenda, focussing on the best interface and implementation.
> IMO the C++ standardisation process in general and Boost by association may
> suffer from an academic outlook that prefers to deliver well-crafted items
> years too late. Boost was supposed to be a test bed and experimental ground
> but still tries to be too perfect in creating the ultimate library in each
> area.
> I'd prefer to see more support, mentoring and advice and a shelter for
> promoting and improving many more libraries. Perhaps a second tier of
> toolkits that let evolution sort out more of what is right for programmers?
> By this I know we have an area for such libraries, but what web site
> support do we have to 'advertise, extol or document' such fledgling libs?
> Perhaps more of the web site could provide pointers to such libraries?

boost needs a message board/forum/community website.

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