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Subject: Re: [boost] [type_traits] Rewrite and dependency free version
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-04 11:23:12

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Nevin Liber
> Sent: 04 February 2015 16:08
> To: Renee Silverman
> Subject: Re: [boost] [type_traits] Rewrite and dependency free version

> > what about when boost hits 500 libraries?
> Boost added what, *two* libraries last year? At that rate, the 500 library problem won't happen
until the
> *23rd century*.
> Lots of other stuff has to scale first: the number of submissions, the number of reviews, the
number of
> maintainers, etc.
> And yes, even at 500, I still want them all, if it minimizes my dependency management problem. I
> want to take a newer/older version of a specific library, but that's about it.

I've kept out of these not-too-measured discussions so far, but I am feeling the same way as Nevin.

The whole build and module system of C/C++ is now very outdated.

 Work on C++ modules is proceeding, if slowly.

The effect of C++Modules is likely to be very big (and the benefits big too).

All our work reducing dependency could be in vain, or even make things worse.

I am strongly opposed to making any more than trivial changes for some so-far illusory benefits.

Please - let's wait until C++ modules are looking a bit more promising before we do anything more.


Paul A. Bristow
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