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Subject: Re: [boost] PCL - Portable C++ Library
From: Andrew Sutton (asutton.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-09 18:19:06

> I never did this, but I've read on this mailing list I think that it is
> possible to have someone be your library/feature "champion" IF he/she
> believes him/herself in the proposal and is already attending a commitee
> meeting.
> Someone from the commitee could confirm or infirm this.

That's also one of the original charters of Boost. It is a framework
for proposing, developing, and grooming libraries for C++ standard
libraries. Many of the TR1 and many more of the libraries planned for
TR2 were developed in Boost.

I'm not entirely sure what PCL is yet. At this time, there are no
clearly defined scope, goals, framework, process, or libraries. But
there does seem to be some idea to provide -- for lack of any better
term at this time -- a repository for corporate "donations" into the
standardization process. The details are still being fleshed out.

If you are interested in having libraries made part of the standard,
Boost is still the most direct route. There are several people in the
Boost community that could champion libraries. It might be great if
there were more.

Perhaps this would be a good time to start collecting information
about what kinds of libraries we think the standard needs, who's going
to write them, and how we're going to get them into the standard. What
would make your jobs easier?


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