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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-13 12:26:07

On Friday 13 April 2001 19:01, you wrote:
> Publicly acknowledging a gift is entirely appropriate; and linking
> to the giver's site is the Way of the Web...the more links, the
> merrier.


> The implementation probably should be of reasonably good quality,
> though, because it will certainly seem to some visitors that Boost
> endorses the product.

For now I assume that a bad product will have problems to compile most
of the boost libraries. This might change in the future.

> (The disclaimer that Bill Kempf suggested,
> although worthwhile, could easily be overlooked in practice.)
> Also, if the implementation is known to be of low quality; then
> Boost probably wouldn't lose anything by saying, "Thanks, but no
> thanks," to the whole deal.

I would prefer to see the bad test results. Ok these are not quality tests
for the compiler, but whoever is looking into using boost is very unlikely to
use a compiler that cannot compile boost.

> --Bill Seymour
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Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Witt
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