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Subject: Re: [boost] GSoC 2011 - Do we need to starting thinking about it?
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-24 14:01:21

> 5. Encourage toolkit-like additions to existing libraries, rather than
> writing a full-blown library. These have historically been more successful.

true. i have been doing a gsoc project last year, implementing heap data
structures. in the end i had the feeling that i have implemented quite a lot of
code, but that it is too early for review, but that it needs to be used by
people in order to mature. otoh, there are already heap data structures in boost
as part of bgl, although they have a very specific interface, which is optimized
for bgl. in the end, i doubt that anyone ever used the code: i never got any
question about it, nor did i use it myself ...

implementation of c++0x features/compatibilty into existing libraries, tr1/2
libraries or extending existing libraries (with the library maintainer as
mentor) would reduce the burden of implementing a library and doing a full
review (mini-reviews may be sufficient).

cheers, tim

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
  Igor Stravinsky

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