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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Conversion review ends today
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-01 01:18:31

on Tue Aug 30 2011, "Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr." <> wrote:

> Your example of converting between boost::chrono objects and
> boost::posix_time objects is, indeed, a real use case, so thank you. I can
> imagine other similar use cases, where you want objects from two independent
> libraries to be interconvertible. But this isn't *quite* what I was looking
> for. Have you (or do you know someone who has) used the framework provided
> by Boost.Conversion to utilize conversions in a generic setting (e.g.,
> generic algorithms or data structures)?

I don't think that's an appropriate test for the usefulness of a
library. Lots of people who never write templates use std::vector. But
if you're not trying to determine utility, I am left wondering about the
purpose of your question.

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Dave Abrahams
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