Subject: Re: [boost] New libraries implementing C++11 features in C++03
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-25 10:33:42
On 11/25/2011 03:42 AM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 10:28 PM, Lorenzo Caminiti
> <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 6:13 AM, Dean Michael Berris
>> <mikhailberis_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Lorenzo Caminiti <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> IMO, a library like any other software development tool, should assist
>>>> us in the software development /process/.
>>> What is a library but code? It's not a *tool* as it's not something
>>> you use to achieve a goal, it's a *building block* an *ingredient* to
>>> the solution.
>> I disagree. Yes the library is just code as the rest of the program.
> Wait, you disagree but yes?
>> >From my experience all code is a tool to solve a problem, that
>> includes the library. Code is not the only tool, compiler, debugger,
>> editor, also are. They all serve me as a tool to solve a problem.
> Okay, let me rephrase my point:
> Code is not involved in the software development *process* as a tool,
> it is an ingredient in the software. The resulting software then is
> the solution to the problem.
What is there not to understand? The important
distinction is between my code and everything
else, not between code and tools (arbitrarily
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