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Subject: Re: [boost] [lexical-cast] version of lexical_cast in 1.46.1 is quite older than in trunk
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-01 07:48:00

Antony Polukhin wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 18:16 +0300, Matthew Chambers wrote:
> >> Does that mean lexical_cast is orphaned? I'd like to see
> >> lexical_cast have optimized conversions for
> >> string->number and number->string (template
> >> specializations using strtol/strtod; or optionally using
> >> the spirit-based construe_cast). Being able to pass ios
> >> flags to control the format (i.e. boolalpha)
> >> would be nice too [...]
> >> Which reminds me - lexical_cast error messages are not very
> >> informative[...]
> >
> >Agreed. This should be added as well[...]
> I can take care about some of this issues, but if lexical_cast is
> orphaned and not maintained any more it`ll be just wasting time.

Not true. You and others will benefit from the patches. First, they can be applied manually to local Boost installations, even if they aren't part of a Boost release. Second, others, with commit permission, can apply the patches even without an active maintainer if they are sufficiently comfortable with doing so (and there's enough noise to get their attention). Besides, you could volunteer to be the maintainer!

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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