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Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost interested in the Boost-based Base64 library
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-09 19:01:34

Denis Shevchenko wrote:
>> So I think a much more interesting and useful project would be:
>> "an optimally fast, character range processing library which can be
>> used construct a wide variety of character processing algorithms by
>> composition of more primitive concepts in a regular way." Examples
>> include base64, ... and generation of custom code_convert facets
>> for io_streams..
>> Robert Ramey
> I understand you, Robert. You're talking about flexible (and probably
> big) library, and I'm talking about the utility. But this utility
> solves one concrete common task, and do it (IMHO) good. This can be
> compared with boost::mem_fn or boost::lexical_cast - do one concrete
> task and do it well.
> My solution is a single .hpp file, and it can be part of... hmmm...
> Boost.Utility, for example, or even part of Boost.Serialization.
> - Denis
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