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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-05 14:25:01

christopher diggins <cdiggins_at_[hidden]> writes:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jonathan Turkanis" <technews_at_[hidden]>
> To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
> Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 10:42 AM
> Subject: [boost] Re: Naming Proposed Libraries
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> When discussing libraries in public that are under development but not
>>> yet accepted into Boost, I think it's problematic to refer to "The
>>> Boost <whatever> library" or "Boost.<whatever>" without qualification.
>>> Our peer-review process is respected, and these libraries are not yet
>>> officially blessed by Boost. I don't want to dilute the value of
>>> Boost acceptance. Can we please make a habit of prepending "The
>>> proposed" or something similar? For example, I suggest "The proposed
>>> Boost Interfaces library.
>> I understand the problem. With the interfaces library, the documentation
>> contains a prominent disclaimer, and so does every source file.
>> I can't think of anything better right now, but to me "proposed"
>> suggests that
>> the libray is in the review queue.
>>> Thanks!
> I have been definitely guilty of being careless in this regards to
> referencing proposed libraries in public, and I will be more careful in the
> future. I assume though that this mailing list itself is not sufficiently
> "public" to warrant the more verbose naming?

Quite the contrary IMO, though it's even more important in fora
outside this one.

> I think the BIL is as clear in its documentation as can be reasonably
> expected.

As I tried to indicate, I am *not* particularly concerned about the
library docs and source, though it's nice if they disclaim. I'm
concerned with the perception engendered by casual conversation.

> Whether or not a library is in a review queue is not really a significant
> concern is it, as it doesn't take any special requirements to get into the
> queue?

Not a significant concern for me.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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