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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] status of Boost.Conversion?
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-28 07:20:08

Le 28/06/12 12:52, Krzysztof Czainski a écrit :
> 2012/6/28 Gordon Woodhull<gordon_at_[hidden]>
>> Hi Nathan,
>> On Jun 22, 2012, at 9:34 PM, Nathan Ridge<zeratul976_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>> I am wondering, what is the status of the Boost.Conversion library?
>>>> are you interested on the library? the review status?
>>> I am interested in the library.
>> I am sorry it has taken such a ridiculously long time to file a report.
>> I don't think it's any secret that the library is rejected, the core
>> problem being that there is no universal conversion domain, so a mechanism
>> relying on template specialization and overloaded functions was found to be
>> unworkable.
>>> At the moment I am particularly interested
>>> in the ptime<--> chrono conversions (there isn't functionality for that
>>> elsewhere in Boost, is there?), but the library as a whole seems
>>> interesting and useful.
>> I agree that the idea of the library is interesting and useful.
>> I suggest that Vicente might publish these individual conversion routines
>> as plain old functions (or functors) in the Chrono source, while we wait
>> for some acceptable general-purpose framework to plug them into for a nice
>> generic interface.
> +1.
> Kris

I would prefer to avoid a dependency from Boost.Chrono to Boost.DateTime.

The conversions are not too difficult. You could adapt them for your own
application avoiding any hole I could have in my first implementation ;-)


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