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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-16 00:32:02

I am in favor of accepting the Lambda Library into Boost.

I have read through the documentation, and used earlier versions of the
lambda library. I have read through much of the code for earlier versions
of the library.

The LL would be a nice addition to Boost. It is handy in all kinds of
situations, and fits in nicely with the STL algorithms, making them easier
to use. If only lambda's were directly supported in the language :) There
are some ways in which the LL is a bit clunky and error prone, but it is
the best we can do.

The documentation, design, and implementation are all solid. There's the
controversial point about how LL is more strict about the number of
arguments to a functor than is Boost.Bind, and how the arity is determined
is different from Boost.Bind. FWIW, I'm in favor of the LL approach.


On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
alexy> > I just want to remind everybody that the formal review for the Lambda
alexy> > library by Jaakko Järvi and Gary Powell ends in five days. So
alexy> > far we haven't seen actual votes for or against including the library in
alexy> > boost, so please, post your comments!
alexy> In addition, to facilitate a productive discussion, here is the copy of
alexy> guidelines on preparing the review comments
alexy> (
alexy> Comments may be brief or lengthy, but basically the Review Manager needs
alexy> your answers to several questions. If you identify problems along the way,
alexy> please note if they are minor, serious, or showstoppers.
alexy> * What is your evaluation of the design?
alexy> * What is your evaluation of the implementation?
alexy> * What is your evaluation of the documentation?
alexy> * What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
alexy> * Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any
alexy> problems?
alexy> * How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
alexy> reading? In-depth study?
alexy> * Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
alexy> Finally, do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library? Be
alexy> sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments don't obscure your
alexy> overall opinion.
alexy> --
alexy> Aleksey
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 Jeremy Siek
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