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Subject: Re: [boost] [convert] Boost.Convert Library Review
From: Thomas Heller (thom.heller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-02 13:37:50

On Monday, May 02, 2011 07:12:14 PM Paul A. Bristow wrote:

> Does not make much sense to me either - BUT
> > > OTOH, the functionality exposed by convert is much needed and has to
> > > make it into Boost somehow.
> Strongly agree. We are missing out while trying to find the ideal solution.
> So I'd favour accepting Boost.Convert, but being prepared to fairly quickly
> deprecate/supersede it in favour of
> * A new version of lexical_cast which does take more arguments.

I strongly disagree here.
The boost.convert interface is broken by design! It should not be accepted as it
is right now.
I explicitly did not give a "conditional yes", because I believe that the
library will be completely different after fixing it.

You apparently waited so long now. Does another half a year (or let it be a
year) really make a difference?

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