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Subject: Re: [boost] question about C++11 guidelines
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-04 14:01:35

Le 04/05/12 10:18, John Maddock a écrit :
>> 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.
> If we do that then those libraries will wither and die, Boost authors
> should be able to continue to enhance and expand capability, possibly
> with a view towards the *next* standard. Besides just because the
> standard reflects best practice right now, that doesn't mean that
> future tricks won't come along that improve things further.
I don't see how my point of view disable to enhance the capacity of the
library. Replace if you want "describe explicitly as a limitation" by
"describe explicitly the differences.


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