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From: Noel Yap (yap_noel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-02 15:44:53

--- David Abrahams <david.abrahams_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> You're mistaken that Boost depends on Boost.Python.
> In some sense, there
> is no single entity called "Boost".

The fact that there is a released distribution called
boost_1_27_0.tar.gz means that there is an entity
called "Boost".

> Bottom line: you have done nothing other than make
> insistent suggestions
> which (though they would make life easier for people
> like you) would
> massively complicate life for Boost's volunteer
> developers and
> maintainers. Responding to this sort of thing is an
> enormous waste of
> bandwidth for people like me, and I'm going to stop
> now. I request that
> you do some legwork and find a way to make an actual
> contribution, or at
> least stop complaining about the status quo.

I apologize if that's all I've done.

> It would be great to have a mature release process
> which will work for
> developers, maintainers, CMs, and users. Current
> efforts are focused on
> making incremental steps towards the ideal, rather
> than introducing
> massively disruptive whole-project changes like
> putting everything in
> separate namespaces.

I think I've suggested doing this in pieces so as not
to disrupt the entire project.


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