Shepherd's Oasis

is creating Text and Unicode Support in C++, C and C++ Libraries

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Contributing to sol and moving C++ forward!
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You receive our sincere, heartfelt gratitude and a shoutout on Twitter and elsewhere, if you let us know that's what you want!
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A wonderful way to help us! At this level, you can
  • have your name placed in the README of a repository / Acknowledgements in a proposal of your choosing (or in a similar space); this is a one-time use: choose wisely! 📜;
  • access to the super secret patron repository, to see our list of ideas and the things that I work on and prioritize.
See how the sausage is made and see our secret short thoughts dumped on technical subjects! 🧠
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About Shepherd's Oasis

Thank you so much for stopping by!

We are a Software Services and Consultancy focusing on supporting grassroots improvement of the C and C++ Standards as well as the open source ecosystem through our work and services.

We develop open-source software and contribute to the C and C++ Standards Committee to help make the world of C++ better for everyone! With ThePhD (fondly known as Derp or ThePhantomDerpstorm) helping us, our biggest accomplishments are sol2 and itsy.bitsy libraries, as well as the std::embed and std::out_ptr proposals.

Your contributions go directly to supporting our next newest initiative, Text and Unicode, and to remind the Committee that there are people outside of large multinational corporations that want to use, adopt, and progress with C++!

Again, thank you so much for your help, and we can't wait to help all of us into a better C++!

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If we hit $480 per month, I'll open up a vote where -- as a patron -- you'll get a chance to pick a feature for C++ Standardization and have me work on the paper proposing or advancing that feature, one for every Standards Meeting!
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