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Subject: Re: [boost] Core libraries should separated from experimental libraries
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-20 21:58:42

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Andrey Semashev

> Well, programming is a practical art. Boost is not a playground for a bunch
> of C++ gurus that are being bored. There are no libraries in Boost that
> "reach the stars" without a pure boring average task to solve behind it.
> Every library is intended to address practical needs of developers,
> otherwise it is no more than a useless junk.
> Boost is good because it addresses a diverse spectrum of these tasks, and
> often does it in the most elegant way. Yes, in many ways it's experimental
> and innovative, as it often introduces nonstandard solutions and pushes
> compilers to their limits. But that being said, it _is_ intended and
> _should_ be used in the wild, including commercial software, because it's
> the only way to verify whether these solutions are actually successful or
> not. That is why I see Boost support (including documentation, fixing bugs,
> simplifying deployment, maintaining API stability, etc., etc.) to be one of
> the top priorities.

Well said!


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