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Subject: Re: [boost] [preprocessor] Sequences vs. All Other Data Structures
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-22 18:47:49

on Sat Apr 21 2012, Nathan Ridge <> wrote:

>> >> Slightly off-topic: are there any plans to add Chaos to Boost?
>> >
>> > +1
>> As some sort of technological preview? It is not portable enough to be
>> used within Boost, though perhaps a slew of regression failures will cause
>> that to change (unlikely). <rant>MS, in particular, is too busy taking it
>> upon themselves to "ensure C++ is relevant" to prioritize implementing the
>> language.</rant> Also, one of the principles of Chaos is to have
>> absolutely zero compiler workarounds, and that would have to stay if it
>> was ever part of Boost.
> I don't see why one compiler's lack of standards-conformance should prevent
> a useful library from becoming part of Boost.

In principle, there is no reason. I would much rather have Chaos
available in Boost even with zero workarounds.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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