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From: Darren Cook (darren_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-18 18:32:50

This review is mainly based about the lambda part of FC++, as I've not had
chance to have a proper look at the other parts (if I do before review
period is over I'll add a 2nd review, but that is unlikely). I have no
experience in Haskell or other functional programming languages.

     * What is your evaluation of the documentation?

Seems fine and comprehensive. I think more motivating examples are required;
it felt a bit abstract.

     * What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?

I think Boost Lambda and FC++ lambda expressions are both about as ugly as
each other, and the BLL versions seem to be a few characters shorter. So
even if FC++ is accepted I will continue to use BLL.

I am interested in the lazy-evaluation list, but cannot think of any code
where I'd need it enough to justify the learning curve and the extra dependency.

     * Did you try to use the library?

     * How much effort did you put into your evaluation?

About 2-3hrs reading docs and reading/writing mails.

     * Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?

No, simply as I personally have no need for it. Also it seems the more
libraries in boost the longer it takes to get a regression-passing release
out, so adding it just because it is clever and well-written is not a good
enough reason in my opinion.


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