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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding polymorphic_value to boost
From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-17 21:36:33

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 3:14 AM, Jonathan Coe via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I'd like to propose adding the class-template `polymorphic_value` to boost.
> `polymorphic_value` is designed to allow the compiler to correctly generate
> special member functions for classes with polymorphic components (It's
> `any` with an interface).
> `polymorphic_value` has been proposed for standardisation in P0201 and has
> advanced through the Library Evolution group in Albuquerque (Nov 5-10).
> A working draft of the proposal and implementation can be found at
> I gave a presentation about polymorphic_value at C++::London here:
> plus-plus
> Matt Calabrese has kindly offered to be review manager.

Not only do I want to see this put forth for review, but I'd also like to
see its review fast-tracked, since it's a target for standardization
currently being examined by LEWG. There are a few of us in LEWG that want
to see essentially *all* novel library submissions do through Boost or
another widely-used library. Mostly you can find these people on this
list. :)

This is why Boost was initially created, after all. Whether it passes
review without change, gets rejected, or anything in between, the process
will be very informative to LEWG.


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