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Subject: Re: [boost] question about C++11 guidelines
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-05 08:59:30

Le 05/05/12 14:08, Dave Abrahams a écrit :
> on Fri May 04 2012, "Vicente J. Botet Escriba"<> wrote:
>> 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.
> I think it comes down to a difference in interpretation of "any
> deviation." IIUC, you meant to allow pure extensions, but John didn't
> read it that way.
Yes, you understood correctly. "any deviation" was too strong.

Thanks for clarifying my concern,

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