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Subject: Re: [boost] Rave for proposed Boost.Local (functions)
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-01 18:52:45

Hi Greg (& Lorenzo),

Gregory Crosswhite wrote:
> The purpose of this e-mail is to rave about Lorenzo's proposed
> Boost.Local library in the hopes of inspiring people to start the review
> process for it. :-)
> I have been experimenting with using this library in my own code, and it
> has been a godsend for me. In one of the projects I have been working
> on I ran into many situations where I needed to call a higher-order
> function with a closure, and the closure was just complicated enough
> that I couldn't use Boost.Lambda. Before using this library I
> frequently found myself either writing a lot of extra code to
> work-around the need for a higher-order function, or writing a lot of
> boilerplate to create classes that would only be used by a single
> function in order to create a function object. This library has let me
> write the closures that I need in a fairly painless fashion and so has
> made my life a lot easier!

Do you have any thoughts about how lambdas in C++0x compare for your
problems? I guess I'm thinking, how useful is this going to be in a
couple of years when hopefully we all have C++0x compilers? Could this
be seen as a sort of "C++0x lambda emulation" library? I don't think
it's really quite the same, though...

Regards, Phil.

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