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Subject: Re: [boost] [GSoC][MPL11] Post C++Now update
From: Jan Herrmann (jherrmann79_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-02 12:09:11

On 18.05.2014 22:41, Louis Dionne wrote:
> Dear Boost,
> A lot happened during the past week in Aspen; the goal of this message
> is to summarize insights, changes and feedback received wrt MPL11.
> The slides of the presentation are available at [1]. The second part of
> the presentation is especially relevant to get an overview of the designs
> considered so far.
> Merging the MPL and Fusion
> --------------------------
> After discussing the issue several times during the week, I (and others)
> think it might be possible to merge Fusion and the MPL into a single
> library. I am currently trying to write a library that does that. Since
> this constitutes a large reorientation, I created a new repository which
> is available at [2]. Those with interest should consider subscribing to
> the repository to be updated as I make progress.
> Iterator-free design
> --------------------
> I was a bit anxious that people would complain about this, but the contrary
> happened. Nobody complained and some people expressed support. This design
> aspect will stay as-is.
> Request for guinea pigs
> -----------------------
> I am looking for people with hardcore C++1y metaprogramming needs who will
> be willing to test the library I come up with (MPL11 or MPL + Fusion merge).
> I also need to see use cases for the library, so please reply even if you
> are not willing to test.
> Roadmap
> -------
> Finish exploring the design space. If it turns out that we can merge the
> MPL and Fusion, then I'll be working on that for a while. If I find that
> this is not possible or not a good idea, I'll go back to my initial GSoC
> planning. In both cases, I hope to have a library in the incubator by
> the end of the summer. Also, this new roadmap is approved by my mentor.
> Feel free to reply with questions and/or comments.
> Regards,
> Louis
> [1]:
> [2]:

As it seems you have chosen the name hana, I think it is not a good
idea. There is a software product called SAP HANA
( which may to lead to confusion
and legal problems. I have to say I'm not a lawyer, but I think this
problem should be addressed.

Jan Herrmann

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