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Subject: [Boost-users] Future of boost.compute
From: Heriberto Delgado (heribertod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-03-23 17:30:47

My apologies if this has been asked before. To be honest, I'm not good doing stuff with mailing lists.

However, this is something about which I would really like to know your opinion.

With Apple recently deprecating OpenCL / GL technologies in their software, and the newer APIs on the market - Vulkan, Metal - and current native APIs - DX Compute, also Metal Compute - , it sure looks like boost.compute, which is essentially a wrapper around OpenCL, is on its way to become a legacy API. That is, unless the API gets modified to allow multiple APIs and platforms. So, what do you think is going to happen? Is boost.compute eventually going to "disappear" (similar to how boost pointer classes were replaced by std:: pointer classes), or is there some kind of effort to move it beyond OpenCL and into newer APIs?

- Heriberto Delgado.

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