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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc 2013] chrono::date
From: Anurag Kalia (anurag.kalia_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-27 05:08:21

> > But I had an epiphany just now. Digging through boost docs, I saw in 'Appendices' > 'Future Notes' that they intend to release chrono::date on the basis of a proposal written by you! First of all, wow. Second of all, how concrete are those plans? They are included in boost docs themselves so I have doubts now if there is any room to modify the public interface. > All this is ongoing work. Nothing is fixed and nothing is delivered on > Boost.Chrono. > And yes I would like to have Chrono/Date library in Boost, either based > on my current interface, the one of Howard or yours if you reaches to > get to finish a whole implementation with better interface. So no, the > interface is not closed, but any proposal you could do would need to > show it is a better interface. Ok. I have uploaded the proposal anyway for review so you can see the inconsistencies. Yet, I would be scrutinising the two aforementioned proposals more closely for the next draft. > As always it is up to you to make your proposal. You had the entry > points up to you to make a convincing proposal. Propose an interface, > compare it with the existing ones, argument why do you go this way, ... That is a relief. Because I do happen to (humbly) disagree with some design choices. > Once thing is clear I would not mentor a project if I'm not confident > with the competences of the student on the domain, know the problems and > some solutions and has a clear vision of how the final library could > look like. Of course during the project, things can and always will > change, but we need a direction, a goal. May the best man win! May the boost win! :o) Anurag Kalia.

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