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From: Keith Burton (kb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-15 11:45:08

My experience is even worse in that, even when the existence of Boost
was pointed out one client point blank refused to consider using ( parts
of ) Boost. 'Not invented here' gone mad but it keep me in work longer
so perhaps I should not complain.

Keith Burton

Robert Ramey wrote:
> My experience in this regard is surprising to me.
> One of my motivations for writing the serialization library and
> getting it accepted into boost was to add this to resume. I work as
> a contract
> software developer and I felt this would be helpful in getting more
> work. Eventually, I was successful in this quest and was pleased to
> add this to my list of projects being completed. This was expecially
> true due to the excruciatingly picky standards imposed by the peer
> review process. When talking with prospective customers, I'm please
> to point to the boost serialization library as a recent
> accomplishment.
> I'm amazed to discover that in only ONE single case have any of the
> programmers, managers, etc ever even heard of boost. This group even
> includes an ex head of the computer science department at a top tier
> university !!!
> When I first came upon boost, I was agog at the possibilities it
> opened up. The utiliy and power of the whole was blindingly obvious
> to to me. As I get older, I feel more and more disconnected from the
> rest of to programming world.
> I don't really have a point here - I just felt like responding.
> oh well.
> Robert Ramey
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