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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-12 08:20:03

"Gennadiy Rozental" <gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On the other hand ....
> 1. Boost is about Excellency

I think you mean "excellence," your Excellency ;-)

> 2. Nothing prevent usage of the library. It's accessible. And in
> this particular case I noticed several support request in users ML

> 3. As well as rejection may lead to discouraging further efforts, so
> could acceptance do. Could you expect any major issues to be
> resolved once library is delivered?

> 4. In numerous case attempts to address any major issues results in
> complete new interface/design/implementation. Any users relying on
> accepted version would be disappointed. Also It most probable wont
> going to be reviewed as well (as it should be)

> 5. I really-really with somebody spent more time with std::string on
> drawing board. Maybe we wouldn't have as much issues now. Even worse
> now everybody kinda required to accommodate it's existing interface
> and, for example, this #^*%ing traits template parameter is
> spreading like plague around numerous designs.

The serialization library is a beautiful example of how a rejection
ended up being very positive for the library and for Boost. Whether
or not that experience can be replicated is another question. It was
certainly not easy for Robert.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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