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From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-12 07:41:04

Dear boosters,

The FORMAL Review of "Output Formatter" library begins today,
Sept 12, 2004.

Reece Dunn

The outfmt library provides means to write and read
containers/ arrays/ ranges (pairs of iterators) to/from STL streams.
It also provides means to customize formatting as your write to/read
from a stream:
std::list<int> l; // { 1, 4, 10 }
std::cout << formatob(l); // output: [ 1, 4, 10 ]
std::cout << formatob(l).format("<",">"); // output: <1, 4, 10>

You can get it from the boost sandbox:

As a convenience (only for the period of the review), you can also get
it from (153Kb)

Review process:
Your comments may be brief or lengthy, but basically the Review Manager
needs your evaluation of the library.
If you identify problems along the way, please note if
they are minor, serious, or showstoppers.

When doing the formal review, please answer the following questions:

1. What is your evaluation of the design?
2. What is your evaluation of the implementation?
3. What is your evaluation of the documentation?
4. What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
5. Did you try to use the library?
    With what compiler? Did you have any problems?
6. How much effort did you put into your evaluation?
    A glance? A quick reading? In-depth study?
7. Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

And most important,
8. Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
Be sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments don't obscure
your overall opinion.

More on the formal review process:

The Review Manager is:
John Torjo

Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
-- "Win32 GUI Generics" -- generics & GUI do mix, after all

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