Subject: Re: [boost] The future and present of Boost
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-21 21:09:22
On 10/21/18 11:33 AM, Antony Polukhin via Boost wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 18:51 Robert Ramey via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
>> b) The standards committee has ramped up it's efforts to include library
>> proposals directly into the standard - thus side stepping the
>> traditional requirement of "standardizing established practice". So
>> this has left Boost, which helps to evolve "establish practice" outside
>> of the development of the C++. An example of this has been the Ranges
>> library which as been designed and developed totally within confines of
>> the C++ standards committee. This effectively marginalizes Boost - that
>> is, makes it less relevant and important.
> Ranges is a very popular library. It is still an "existing practice", but
> that practice is not from Boost.
Hmmm - where is it? I'm aware of Boost Ranges but not of any other
library which implements a similar facility.
> Here's a crazy idea - include into Boost all the prototypes that were
> accepted into C++. This will keep the Boost important and usefull. Users
> will be able to find all the upcomming libraries in one place.
Right, I'm sure that boost would be willing to review any such libraries
when they are submitted.
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