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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-24 07:03:09

Jeff Garland wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 11:02:19 +0800, Joel de Guzman wrote
>>David Abrahams wrote:
>>>Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>>(For that matter, Boost.Book and QuickBook could be modified to
>>>>generate such names automatically, with a switch that indicates
>>>>that a library has not yet been accepted.)
>>>Overhead. Complication. This is a simple thing; no need to make it
>>>into something big.
>>Using QuickBook, no modification is needed. Example:
>> [def __pizzalib__ Candidate Pizza Library]
>> The __pizzalib__ provides an infrastructure to easily make
>> all sorts of pizza variations using extreme template meta
>> programming. Warning: Salami not included.
>>When Pizza Lib gets accepted, just tweak the def.
> As much as I'm a quickbook fan, we can't expect library developers to use it.
> Also, I wouldn't want to discourage authors from using the Boost directory
> structure or practices during the dev phase as I think someone suggested
> earlier in this thread. Using boost practices makes it easier for all of us
> to evaluate, develop, etc. So I'm with Dave on this -- a simple 'candidate'
> (or similar designation) in emails works.

I'm also with Dave on this. I just wanted to say that if someone wants
to "generate such names automatically", she can easily do it and
there's no overhead and complication in doing so, using QuickBook.
No big deal either way, AFAICT.


Joel de Guzman

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