From: Mark Rodgers (mark.rodgers_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-19 00:40:54
From: "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_[hidden]>
> THE PROPOSED GUIDELINES ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE REQUIREMENTS FOR
> ACCEPTANCE OF A LIBRARY
In which case why have them? These guidelines contain many religious
statements and I don't think it is appropriate for Boost to take a stand
on religious issues.
What we do need is better documentation of what the requirements for
What also might be a appropriate is a "best practices" document
(completely separate from the requirements) that advises on what you
should consider putting into your own coding standards. But that would
avoid religious issues by just highlighting the things you should consider.
Someone gave a very good example of the sort of thing it should contain
with regard to naming of member variables - basically "you should probably
distinguish them and the styles that are popular are ... "
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