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From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-15 16:02:47

Dear boosters,

For the FORMAL Review of "Output Formatter" - there are 7 days left.

There are quite a few hot topics at boost. So people might forget that
there's a review going on ;)

I would like to send a notification like this every 3 days.

Boosters, please let me know if you find this ok or not. As I know, it
hasn't been done before (announcing a format review multiple times)

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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