From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-07 15:25:06
The review of enable_if submitted Jaakko Järvi & Jeremiah Willcock &
Andrew Lumsdaine starts today and runs through Sunday, October 12.
From the introduction:
"The enable_if family of templates is a set of tools to allow a function
template or a class template specialization to include or exclude itself
from a set of matching functions or specializations based on properties
of its template arguments. For example, one can define function
templates that are only enabled for, and thus only match, an arbitrary
set of types defined by a traits class"
This is going to be a fatstrack review. Fasttrack reviews have been
introduced as a lightweight process in order to ease the acceptance of
small utilities. I've put a more detailed description at the end of this
When reviewing the library, please remember to include:
* What is your evaluation of the design?
* What is your evaluation of the implementation?
* What is your evaluation of the documentation?
* Does the utility fit your needs as a library author/user
And finally, every review should answer this question:
* Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
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Only the sandbox version carries a boost compatible license. This is
to avoid the repackaging effort. The final version will carry the boost
license as the files in the sandbox do. So the license is a non-issue as
far as this review goes.
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- The component must be small
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generally this should be avoided.
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