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From: Eric Friedman (ebf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-19 16:03:50

Beman Dawes wrote:

> An inspection program (<boost-root>/tools/inspect/) is run every time I
> run the Win32 regression tests. Problems detected include tabs in files,
> missing copyrights, broken URL's, and similar misdemeanors. The results
> get uploaded to SourceForge.
> See
> As we start to get serious about the next release, we will try to
> markedly reduce the number of problems being reported. Rather than
> waiting until they get pestered, Boost developers can help by
> premptively fixing problems.
> Thanks,
> --Beman

It seems like a lot of these "problems" are because libraries have not
been changed to use the new Boost license (indeed there are 4641 such
"errors" reported).

Since there is no requirement to change to the new license, I think it
is mistaken to view these as problems, and only makes it harder to read
the results. IMO the only license-related issue the inspection should
report is when the a header does not have a license or copyright at all.

If some way to track what libraries have changed to the new license is
desired, I think those results should appear in a separate report.


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