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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 14:03:51

Le 04/05/12 08:32, Andrey Semashev a écrit :
> 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.
Is there something wrong in stating explicitly the differences?


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