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Re: [std-proposals] Programmer's Control Over Pointer Convertibility

From: Tom Honermann <tom_at_[hidden]>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 13:14:13 -0500
On 1/10/23 9:50 AM, Jason McKesson via Std-Proposals wrote:
>> Now I know some of the regulars here on the mailing list think that
>> this is a place where you're supposed to put forward your proposal and
>> argue ardently as to what problems your proposal solves and why we
>> need to burden the language lawyers and compiler vendors -- but I
>> think this can also be a place for thought experiments, and I don't
>> think people should hesitate to make weird suggestions because we
>> might strike gold one day on something that seemed ridiculous when it
>> was first posited.
> Can't you do that on Reddit or Stack or elsewhere? Cluttering up this
> ML with brainstorming ideas isn't helpful towards this ML's purpose of
> making C++ standard proposals better. Having a place for fully-formed,
> crafted, and *motivated* proposals that can be reviewed and iterated
> on is important.

I think this was an appropriate use of this forum. Per

> "Float the idea. Post an initial brief description of your feature on
the std-proposals
<https://lists.isocpp.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/std-proposals> mailing
list, including especially the problem it solves and alternatives
considered. ..."


Received on 2023-01-10 18:14:15