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Subject: Re: [boost] [castor] Interest in Logic Paradigm for C++ ?
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-04 15:15:29

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roshan" <roshan_naik_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] [castor] Interest in Logic Paradigm for C++ ?

> On Mon, 03 May 2010 22:10:21 -0600, OvermindDL1 <overminddl1_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 5:05 PM, vicente.botet <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]>
>> wrote:
>>> Whether a library I use is about 1KLOC or 100KLOC it is not important
>>> to me, if the service the library provides is what I need.
>>> What kind of users do you want to preserv with a standalone library
>>> that will not use your library if it depends on Boost?
>> I agree, the size of the library matters not to me (as long as it
>> compiles into very tight assembly, I do not care about compile times
> As a library author, I deeply care when imposing such requirements on
> users. There was an earlier post of an existing user who expressed the
> desire to have it standalone.

I understand he because he uses already your library in sandalone mode. I dont think people using Boost will care if your library is standalone or not.
> Concern that Boost has become a giant hair ball of intertwined libraries
> is not limited to a few people. Bjarne mentioned this as the reason for
> not introducing Boost libraries to his students during a casual
> conversation at a conference. Introducing a massive library collection
> (for the sake of a tiny library) into a sophisticated source control/build
> environments of large corporations is a big deal. I am OK with introducing
> such coupling between libraries provided the benefits outweigh the costs
> to consumers of the library.

So why is the advantage for you to include the library on Boost?
I'm not suggesting to you to use any Boost libraries, atleast not yet, but the fact you don't want to use any at all to maintain your library standalone trouble me a little bit. On how many compiler, platforms your library has been ported? You don't think that you will need at least the Config library to port to all the platforms Boost run on?


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