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Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost interested in the Boost-based Base64 library
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-11 19:08:09

On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 1:15 AM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> It's not such a bad idea - but it's an entirely different idea than what
> boost is.  I think we're in agreement here.
> Off topic - but I'll make a couple of comments on the C++ Cookbook ideal
> Actually this exists.  I simply troll the net for "C++ base64 source code"
> and I get a bunch of hits.  I didn't look into them but I would hope/expect
> that there would be something similar to that which has been proposed.
> I would look at them, and perhaps copy one of them out and into my
> code.  This is fine, works fine, and solves my problem.

IMO it's not fine. It's a recipe for big scale code duplication.
If the same function appears in tons of C++ apps it's IMO a sign that
some lib is lacking.


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