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Subject: Re: [boost] [castor] Interest in Logic Paradigm for C++ ?
From: Oliver Kullmann (O.Kullmann_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-01 13:00:36


to me, Castor looks very interesting, and also very solid.
It is strange to consider it as "domain specific", since
it implements a general computational paradigm.
C++ as a sort of open programming language would definitely profit
by an inclusion of such general capabilities into a high-profile
library like Boost.

It's also not a big library, and headers-only, so should perfectly
fit into Boost.


On Sat, May 01, 2010 at 08:01:15AM -0400, Andrew Sutton wrote:
> >
> > > On reflection it comes down to the question of what Boost is. Do domain
> > > specific
> > > libraries of all sorts have a home here (for which I guess examples
> > > would
> > > include
> > > the BGL), or is Boost more about a general programming toolkit (for
> > > example
> > > Boost.Bind). I don't know the answer to that, not do I feel qualified
> >
> >
> > The second paragraph on the main page of the Boost website states: "Boost
> > libraries are intended to be widely useful, and usable across a broad
> > spectrum of applications." In practice too, it does not appear to favor
> > domain specific or general purpose libraries.
> >
> Is this an argument against including Castor as a Boost library? Boost is
> full of domain specific and general purpose (programming?) libraries. I'm
> not sure this is a valid argument.
> Andrew Sutton
> andrew.n.sutton_at_[hidden]
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