Warren Young wrote:
> And yes, I am aware that this wheel has already been invented. It's
> Boost, for instance, but the last time I brought up the possibility of
> making Boost a dependency of MySQL++, it was shot down so violently
> the detritus from the explosion settled in a thin even layer of
> ash over six counties.
I'd like to see use of Boost. The main argument against it was with
people struggling to build it before using mysql++, but the smart
pointer library is headers only - you don't have to build it, just set
the include path. Ditto with boost::optional<T> which could provide
"field can be NULL or a value" functionality in the same way as
mysqlpp::Null<T>. I can't speak for whether it's a simple replacement
but it's certainly the same concept.