Future of the Standard Template Library

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    Future of the Standard Template Library

    SGI, the company that wrote the Standard Template Library
    http://www.sgi.com/tech/stl/index.html
    is now in chapter11 bankruptcy. The future of SGI is
    uncertain. Will the fate of SGI have any effect on the
    availability of the Standard Template Library for C++ ?
    Or has SGI put the Library into the public domain?

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    The standard library is different from the STL. People just refer to the containers and algorithms in the C++ standard library as the STL because they were based on the STL.

    The C++ standard library is specified by the C++ standard, which will of course not be affected in any way by SGI. Currently, SGI has its own implementation of the standard library, which may no longer be supported, but there are plenty of vendors who also have implementations so it shouldn't have any real effect on the language.

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    What's the deal with the Boost libraries? Are they going to be added to the standard?
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    some of the boost libraries have been included in TR1 (such as smart pointers I think) many others are being considered for inclusion in TR2.

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    Also, almost everything that is included in TR1 (except the mathematical functions) will be in the next standard. The actual TR1 draft is here (PDF).

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