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Subject: [Boost-announce] Boost Review Wizard Report for January 2012
From: Ronald Garcia (rxg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-10 07:24:22

Review Wizard Status Report for January 2012


1. Type Traits Library Extensions Accepted

2. AutoIndex Tool Accepted

3. Heaps Library Accepted

4. Assign v2 Library Rejected

5. Type Traits Introspection Library Accepted

6. Lockfree Library Accepted

7. Algorithm Library Accepted

8. Atomic Library Accepted

9. Local Library Accepted

10. Context Mini-review Ongoing

Open Issues

The following libraries have been reviewed and await reports from their
review managers:

* Conversion - reviewed August 2011; review manager: Gordon Woodhull.

The following libraries have been accepted to Boost, but have not yet
been submitted to SVN:

* Constrained Value - accepted September 2010; author: Robert Kawulak
* GIL.IO - accepted January 2011; author: Christian Henning.
* Atomic - accepted July 2011; author Helge Bahmann
* Lockfree - accepted August 2011; author: Tim Blechmann.
* Algorithm - accepted December 2011; author: Marshall Clow

The following libraries have been accepted and submitted to SVN, but
have not yet appeared in a release:

* Heaps - accepted June 2011; author: Tim Blechmann.
* Type Traits Introspection - accepted August 2011; author: Edward Diener.

The following libraries have been accepted provisionally to Boost, but
have not been submitted for mini-review and full acceptance:

* Log - accepted provisionally March 2010; author: Andrey Semashev.
* Endian - accepted provisionally November 2011; author: Beman Dawes.

After repeated failed attempts to contact the author, the following
library has been marked as Orphaned.

* Switch library, accepted provisionally January 2008 author: Steven Watanabe.

General Announcements

As always, we need experienced review managers. Please take a look at
the list of libraries in need of managers and check out their
descriptions. In general review managers are active boost
participants, including library contributors, infrastructure
contributors, and other mailing list participants with a substantial
track record of constructive participation. If you can serve as review
manager for any of them, email Ron Garcia or John Phillips, "rxg at cs
dot cmu dot edu" and "phillips at pacific dot mps dot ohio-state dot
edu" respectively.

We are also suffering from a lack of reviewers. While we all
understand time pressures and the need to complete paying work, the
strength of Boost is based on the detailed and informed reviews
submitted by you. If you are interested in reviewing a library but
won't have time during the review period, you can always prepare your
review ahead of time. No rule says you can only work on a review
during the review period.

A link to this report will be posted to If you would
like us to make any modifications or additions to this report before
we do that, please email Ron or John.

The review schedule is an unordered list of the libraries awaiting
review. As such, any library on the schedule can be reviewed once the
developer is ready, a review manager has been secured, and
the manager, developer, and wizards agree on a date
to schedule the review.

Review Schedule

* Join (M)
* Pimpl (M)
* Sorting (M)
* Quaternions, Vectors, Matrices (M)
* Variadic Macro Data (M)
* Block Pointer (M)
* Network (M)
* Singularity (M)
* Predef (M)

``(M)`` marks libraries that need review managers.



:Author: Yigong Liu
:Review Manager: Needed
:Description: Join is an asynchronous, message based C++ concurrency
  library based on join calculus. It is applicable both to
  multi-threaded applications and to the orchestration of asynchronous,
  event-based applications. It follows Comega's design and
  implementation and builds with Boost facilities. It provides a high
  level concurrency API with asynchronous methods, synchronous methods,
  and chords which are "join-patterns" defining the synchronization,
  asynchrony, and concurrency.
:Author: Vladimir Batov
:Review Manager: Needed
:Download: | `Boost Vault <;;directory=&amp;>`__
           | (documentation)
:Description: The Pimpl idiom is a simple yet robust technique to
  minimize coupling via the separation of interface and implementation
  and then implementation hiding.   This library provides a convenient
  yet flexible and generic deployment technique for the Pimpl idiom.
  It's seemingly complete and broadly applicable, yet minimal, simple
  and pleasant to use.
:Author: Steven Ross
:Review Manager: Needed
:Download: `Boost Vault <;>`__
 A grouping of 3 templated hybrid radix/comparison-based sorting
 algorithms that provide superior worst-case and average-case
 performance to std::sort: integer_sort, which sorts fixed-size data
 types that support a rightshift (default of >>) and a comparison
 (default of <) operator.   float_sort, which sorts standard
 floating-point numbers by safely casting them to integers.
 string_sort, which sorts variable-length data types, and is optimized
 for 8-bit character strings.
 All 3 algorithms have O(n(k/s + s)) runtime where k is the number of
 bits in the data type and s is a constant, and limited memory overhead
 (in the kB for realistic inputs).   In testing, integer_sort varies
 from 35% faster to 2X as fast as std::sort, depending on processor,
 compiler optimizations, and data distribution.   float_sort is roughly
 70% faster than std::sort.   string_sort is roughly 2X
 as fast as std::sort.
Quaternions, Vectors, Matrices
:Author: Emil Dotchevski
:Review Manager: Needed
:Description: QVM defines a set of generic functions and
    operator overloads for working with quaternions, vectors and matrices
    of static size. The library also defines vector and matrix data types,
    however it allows users to introduce their own types by specializing
    the q_traits, v_traits and m_traits templates.
Variadic Macro Data
:Author: Edward Diener
:Review Manager: Needed
:Download: `Boost Sandbox <>`__
  The variadic_macro_data library adds support and functionality for
  variadic macros to Boost as well as integrating variadic macros with
  the Boost PP library without changing the latter library in any way.
Block Pointer
:Author: Phil Bouchard
:Review Manager: Needed
:Download: `Boost Sandbox <>`__
:Description: Deterministic memory manager of constant complexity capable of
  handling cyclic collections.
:Author: Dean Michael Berris
:Review Manager: Needed
:Description: This is a library that provides application layer
  protocol support using modern C++ techniques. It is light-weight,
  fast, cross-platform and is intended to be as easy to configure as
:Author: Ben Robinson
:Review Manager: Needed
:Description: The Singularity Design Pattern allows you to restrict
  any class to a single instance. Unlike the infamous Singleton,
  Singularity gives you direct control over the lifetime of the object,
  does not require you to grant global access to the object, nor does it
  limit you to the default constructor for that object.
:Author: Rene Rivera
:Review Manager: Needed
:Description: The Predef library implements two simple tasks:
  1. Definition of a single version number macro to provide consistent
  version number at the preprocessor level.
  2. A collection of detected definitions for compilers, standard
  libraries, architectures, operating systems, and languages.
  Unlike the Boost Config Library it doesn't define language features
  and capabilities. But only defines presence of detected compilation
  context. Documentation and downloads are available in the sandbox..
Libraries under development
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