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Subject: Re: [boost] [c++11]
From: Nevin Liber (nevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-06-14 15:00:29

On 14 June 2013 13:20, Lars Viklund <zao_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I used to see Boost as an empowering library, enhancing and evening out
> the playing field among the compilers out there.

That's you. I see Boost as a useful collection of libraries.

> Some seem to see it as a playground to gain recognition and fast-track
> things into the coming standard libraries, instead of producing
> something usable in the real world.

Fast-track?? Can you name even *one* library based on a version of Boost
that was fast-tracked (and the number of months it took from request for
review on Boost to acceptance in a C++0x draft) into C++11 (let alone not
usable in the real world)? This sounds like fantasy.

> I guess it's losing the goal and aim I perceived, if it ever had it to
> begin with. To me, it feels like a betrayal from the library I have
> spent many manhours supporting.

Again, no one is stopping you from supporting C++03.

> As for limiting Boost authors, for leaf libraries that end users can
> avoid, sure, there might not be too much harm. It's creeping into the
> very core libraries as well, which _does_ bother me, as it can render
> whole swaths of the library utterly unusable.

Again, what are the concrete examples of this? What previously useable
libraries are now "utterly unusable" because of C++11 support?

 Nevin ":-)" Liber  <mailto:nevin_at_[hidden]>  (847) 691-1404

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