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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]>
> wrote:
> <...>
>> 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.

Robert Ramey

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