Subject: Re: [boost] question about C++11 guidelines
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-04 02:32:56
On Friday 04 May 2012 07:44:56 Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> IMO, every Boost library that has a counterpart in the standard should
> comply with the standard as much as possible and should use the standard
> whenever it is possible (that is the class/function is available and the
> library don't introduce extensions on them). Any deviation from the
> standard could be seen as a defect and should either be fixed or
> described explicitly as a limitation on the documentation.
Although, this is not exactly on-topic, I don't agree with you here. It is the
library author's choice whether to make the library strictly a drop-in
replacement for a standard component or an independent library with it's own
features that in some aspects reflect the standard by historical reasons.
Neither approach is a limitation or a flaw.