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From: William Kempf (sirwillard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-05 17:17:10

--- In boost_at_[hidden], "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_m...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Kempf" <sirwillard_at_m...>
> > > This is fine -- if it hasn't been done for a specific reason,
> > > document it. i.e., this is a good statement to put in a README
> > file.
> >
> > Agreed. While Boost was small this was just something that
> > knew. Now it's important that it's documented for new users.
> > this line, I really agree with another recent poster (don't
> > who it was)... it's time to start another Boost list for users of
> > libraries. Users are likely to be bored to tears by the
> > discussions we normally have on here, while their usage questions
> > going to very quickly become difficult to deal with in this list.
> > What do you say Beman? Start a new eGroup?
> I suggested it, and now I'm beginning to think it's not such a good
> after all. At the very least I think it's too early. I would hate
for us
> developers to become insulated in any way from the needs and
questions of
> our users. My experience of asking questions in the GCC world is
that they
> go into a kind of "cold ether" and are often never seen again. I
think this
> is in part due to the separation of the user/developer mailing

That may be true, and if so that's too bad. It shouldn't be that
way. Developers *REALLY* should monitor both lists. Users, on the
other hand, really don't care for the developer stuff (usually).
Further, to lists make it easier to manage archives (personal) and
make it easier to follow discussions.


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