From: Eugene Lazutkin (eugene_lazutkin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-04 15:04:12
"Dylan Trotter" <trotterdylan_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> I've never felt the urge to post the development mailing list despite
> being a long time reader, however this was enough to bring me out of
> anonymity. Chalk it up to my flammable sense of political incorrectness.
The example in question was funny. I think anybody offended by it most
probably lacks sense of humor.
Nevertheless let's keep it out of boost. Personally I prefer to keep out any
unrelated subjects, even in examples. There are numerous forums for
political jokes you can use if you want to share funny observations. I think
that Boost is inappropriate forum for them: any kind of non-universal
cultural references may present a problem for international audience; time
plays tricks with "current" events. I fully support Jeff's decision.
Do you feel that I am wrong and overreacting? Count posts in boost.devel,
which talk about "censorship", "political views", and so on, but next to
nothing about substance --- iostreams library, which _technical_ merits were
supposed to be reviewed. Do we really need them in boost.devel?
PS: Putting my money where my mouth is I am not going to post in this thread
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