N3791: Lightweight Drawing Library -- Objectives, Requirements, Strategies -- Beman Dawes

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Document number: N3791

Date: 2013-10-11

Lightweight Drawing Library -- Objectives, Requirements, Strategies

by Beman Dawes


This paper suggests objectives, requirements, and strategies for SG13, the C++ committee's graphics study group. These ideas were presented to SG13 at their organizational meeting in Chicago on September 28th. They are my personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of other SG13 members. The general ideas presented here were developed over a number years watching endless discussions on the Boost developers list that never reached consensus, let alone produce a tangible library proposal.

Objective: Success

This paper isn't about the technical aspects of a library technical specification (TS) for a lightweight drawing library -- rather it presents an approach to creating such a TS in a way that maximizes the chance of success. ...

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