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Subject: Re: [boost] Microsoft vs The Boost License
From: Phil Bouchard (philippeb8_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 17:54:54

On 08/05/2017 01:39 PM, degski via Boost wrote:
> On 5 August 2017 at 19:11, Phil Bouchard via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> Well we can look at the logs of block_ptr / root_ptr which date back to
>> February 2016 on Github and Mr. Sutter's first commit ironically was done
>> later in September of the same year.
> For a similar idea <> a patent
> was filed in 2002, by IBM and Michael Maged (and it seems Andrei
> Alexandrescu was involved as well). As you can read, the application was
> abandoned in 2010, which says all about how difficult/usefull this approach
> is. I think it's best to forget about it. I surmise that any production
> ready M$ code is highly unlikely to look anything close to your code
> (no-body writes code like that :-)), god it's ugly). and prior art can
> possibly be demonstrated.

Lol and thank you all for your advices. I guess my best defense is
present my work to the CppCon 2018 and keep working on it. Meanwhile I
am presenting it to the ISO C++ committee.


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