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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-02 18:29:55

----- Original Message -----
From: "joel de guzman" <isis-tech_at_[hidden]>

> > namespace Spirit_foobar { // another meaning
> > }
> > etc.
> > After that, and experimentation, a table should be filled, stating
> > 1) How many persons like and dislike each syntax
> > 2) How those persons used Spirit
> > 3) Which were issues with each syntax.
> > After that, better syntax can be selected, or the table can be given in
> > documentation.
> >
> > I think this is the best way to deal with syntax questions.
> >
> Fair enough, but, isn't this getting to be a 'design by commitee' kind of
> thing?

It appears to be. One fundamental thing that makes boost work is that the
library author gets to decide. Nobody does any work s/he doesn't believe in.
I'm not saying that the discussion has run out of useful suggestions or
points-of-view, but Joel (and anyone else he's working with) should get
final say over the design of his library.


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