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Subject: [boost] Concept Traits Library
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-10 07:50:18

I discovered, from asking a question on the user NG, the Concept Traits
Library ( mentioned at
) in the Boost sandbox by Terje Slettebø and Tobias Schwinger last dated
almost 6 years ago. From e-mailing Terje Slettebø I discovered that he
did not have time to work on it further or submit it to Boost, since he
has been working in other areas for many years as part of his job.
Tobias Schwinger's e-mail address was not in the documentation so I was
not able to contact him. Other Boost TMP programmers also seemed to have
  helped to contribute to this library.

How did this library slip under the raider, so to speak ?

This is a fantastic library with many useful metafunctions for the TMP
programmer. For my own particular use the operator metafunctions alone
are incredibly useful, but there are many more metafunctions testing for
many concepts covering the STL and MPL. The documentation is also very
good and there is a complete set of tests.

Have I missed anything in terms of other later libraries superceding the
functionality that was in this one ? Are the techniques used in this
library flawed in any way ? I would love to see this library as part of
Boost, if just for the operator metafunctions, and have told Terje
Slettebø so.

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