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Direction for ISO C++ [pdf] (open-std.org)
54 points by tobiasrenger on Feb 16, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

This document is by the "The Direction Group".

They want to make sure new feature proposals for C++ are being thought through more carefully:

> We see C++ in danger of losing coherency due to proposals based on differing and sometimes mutually contradictory design philosophies and differing stylistic tastes. For that reason, we recommend that you (re)read [Winkel,2017] before proposing a new feature (language or library).

Here is the document they are referring to, Operating principles for evolving C++: http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2017/p055...

The way TDG articulates where things stand is sage-like. It's reassuring they're sympathetic to new language features impacting normal users, and not just the people on the group.

I agree with this. Proposals like integrating Cairo into the standard library seem moronic.

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