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Subject: Re: [boost] C++ committee meeting report
From: Gary Powell (gwpowell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-30 13:19:02

Hallelujah! Way to go Beman!

While having a library in the standard isn't required to use it, it's so
nice to have things like the File system standardized as well as building
tools like Any and Optional and now ASIO.


On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 7:47 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The C++ committee met last week in Rapperswil, Switzerland. Actions that
> might be of interest to Boosters include:
> * Shipped the File System TS for ISO DTS (i.e. final) ballot. Since it
> would be very unusual for at DTS ballot to fail, the File System TS is
> essentially done. The committee is now actively looking for File System TS
> 2 proposals. My work now shifts to bringing the Boost implementation into
> compliance.
> * Shipped the Library Fundamentals TS for ISO PDTS (i.e. preliminary)
> ballot. This TS includes Boost.Any and Boost.Optional.
> * Voted to start work Library Fundamentals TS 2. The plan is to issue a
> continuing stream of Library Fundamentals TSes, with work starting on the
> next TS as soon as content for the current TS freezes. Hopefully Boost
> developers will submit proposals for this TS too. It will be a good home
> for small libraries that don't need a whole TS of their own.
> * Shipped the C++ Extensions for Parallelism TS for ISO PDTS (i.e.
> preliminary) ballot.
> * The Library Evolution Working Group (LEWG) voted to base the Networking
> TS on Boost.ASIO. That was a major surprise, as a Networking Study Group
> had been trying to build up a Networking TS from many small proposals. But
> in LEWG polls, support for ASIO was overwhelming, with no one at all voting
> against. This was a major vote of confidence for Boost.ASIO and Chris
> Kohlhoff. And several ASIO supporters were not even in the room at the time
> because Filesystem issues were being worked on elsewhere.
> The next C++ committee meeting is November 3rd to 8th in Urbana-Champaign,
> IL, USA. As always, Boosters welcome.
> --Beman
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