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From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-19 15:33:18

Hi to all,

The Unordered library submitted by Daniel James has been *accepted* into
Boost. Thanks to all reviewers and all who contributed to the library
before the review.

We've received 8 reviews (Thosten Ottosen, Chun Ping Wang, Hervé
Brönnimann, John Torjo, Cromwell Enage, Jamie Allsop, Graham Mark and
Paul Bristow), and all were positive (since Chun's only complain was
packaging and his ratings were all above 7 out of 10). Darren Cook
privately sent me a positive mini-review (attached below). If I've
missed any review, please let me know.

I plan to write a post this weekend with a summary of
requests/suggestions and Daniel's replies.

Congrats Daniel!




Hi Ion,
Not critical but the images seem to be missing. E.g. on

If I find time I will try out the library and write a review in the
week, but here is a mini-review (feel free to forward to the list - I'm
not subscribed at the moment):

  * Fine

  * The concrete examples of how to use a custom type, and a custom hash
function, and do everything in portable TR1, are wonderful - I've
searched before and never been able to find something as clear as this
seems to be.

  * In Table 1.4: "No equivalent. No idea why." is not very Boost-like
  :-) . Isn't the reason simply that there is no ordering in hash
containers, so therefore no ordering function?

> > * What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
> > * Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?

Yes. It is essential it gets into Boost as rapidly as possible; in fact
I think it should be released as a patch to the current release. Having
all of TR1 except for the hashed containers is a nasty red pimple on the
otherwise very handsome nose of Boost.

In particular, Visual C++ *still* does not ship with TR1 ("no plans
until 2009" was the rumour I found), so anyone wanting to ship portable
code is relying on Boost. And, at least for me, unordered_map is the
single most useful library in TR1.


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