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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost on ARM using NEON
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-29 04:52:29

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Tim Blechmann <tim_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> >>>> Hi, i want to develop boost.arm or boost.neon library so that boost is
> >>>> implemented on ARM.
> >>>
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> Boost works well on arm, so nothing should be really developed.
> >>> But if you ate talking about SIMD for ARM, that you shall take a look
> >>> at Boost.SIMD and maybe propose library developer your help.
> >>
> >> from "It is quite unsure
> at
> >> this stage whether NEON will be provided as an open-source module"
> >
> > Even if it's not openly provided by developers of NT2, nothing prevents
> you
> > from implementing it yourself.
> yes and no ... if the nt2 devs submit boost.simd to become an official
> part of boost, it is the question if they'd merge an independently
> developed arm/neon support, if it conflicts with their business
> interests ... the situation is a bit unfortunate ...

I realize that it may be inconvenient for them to expose their
implementation of NEON module (if there is one) for various reasons. But as
long as Boost.SIMD is licensed under BSL, anyone can use and improve this
code if he likes to, even if it means implementing functionality similar to
the proprietary solution.

It doesn't necessarily mean that the open solution will take the market
share of the proprietary one.

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