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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost libraries for 'TR2'
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-17 07:51:14

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 6:30 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba
<vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> just out of curiosity, which Boost libraries could we expect to be proposed
> for the TR2 (or whatever the new C++ run for new libraries will be called)?

The C++ committee, like Boost, is an all volunteer organization. That
means that absolutely nothing happens unless a volunteer steps forward
to do the work. So there is no expectation that any Boost libraries
will go in TR2 unless volunteers appear. For complex libraries that
typically means the library's developer, but for smaller libraries
that could be just about anyone.

> Who is working on a concrete proposal?

I'm actively working on Filesystem, and Chris Kohlhoff has said he
will work on Asio, but those are the only two I'm aware of.

> Which libraries would you like to be proposed?

The lack of Boost iterator_facade drives me nuts; I'd love to see
someone take that on for TR2.

Alisdair Meredith, the LWG chair, would like to see a proposal for
Any, Optional, and Variant, IIRC. He thinks they make a nice set taken


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