Subject: Re: [boost] Alternative names to Boost.Fit
From: Paul Fultz II (pfultz2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-05 11:23:06
On Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:56:29 AM UTC-6, Vicente J. Botet Escriba
> Le 02/03/2016 15:48, paul Fultz a Ã©crit :
> > Hello All,
> > Boost.Fit is a function utility library, however, the name currently
> > have anything with this. I originally chose the name because it started
> > F(for function) and it was short and sounded nice. However, there could
> > some names(or abbreviations) that more adequately describe the library.
> > are some alternatives that are short:
> > - Boost.FP
> > - Boost.FPL
> > - Boost.Fun
> > - Boost.FN
> > Of course, I prefer the Boost.FN name. Names like Boost.FP or Boost.FPL
> > imply that it provides full functional constructs whereas Boost.Fit does
> > and is mainly focused on functions.
> Maybe you can describe which functional constructs are not provided that
> prevents to name it FP/FPL
> It is also important to know if you have plans to extend the library in
> the future.
The focus of the library is on functions. The scope of FP can be much larger
including generic functors or monads. I do not plan to delve into those
with this library.
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