Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] Project not maintained
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-03 10:21:52
On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 4:02 AM, Tatsuyuki Ishi <ishitatsuyuki_at_[hidden]>
> The endian library was going to support float in 1.58, but even 1.61 is
> going to release soon, there is no news about the feature.
Good point. The floating point support turned to be difficult to specify
precisely, so there is a new plan. See below
> I'm not going to say, that this library should have been rejected, but
> since it's accepted, the maintainer should at least complete the work.
> And what's the situation now? The float point feature is overdue for 1
> year. The project is almost like abandoned. Last commit 4 months ago. Even
> the library isn't completed.
> I hope the creator, Beman, to take responsibility about this library.
The new plan is to go ahead with an Endian proposal to the C++ committee.
They have the expertise to know whether it is even possible to convert
between big and little endian floating point in any useful (and
The committee's March and June meetings are aimed at shipping a C++17
committee draft. The November meeting is Issaquah, WA, US, is likely the
first meeting at which an Endian proposal will get any airtime.
I'll update the Boost library docs accordingly.
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