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From: Bo Persson (bop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-05 09:52:30

"Gennadiy Rozental" <gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden]> skrev i meddelandet
> "Dave Harris" <brangdon_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> In-Reply-To: <d5c6jf$2bm$1_at_[hidden]>
>> gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden] (Gennadiy Rozental) wrote (abridged):
>>> The only two negative reviews based their rejection on principle:
>>> "Macros are evil and so should not be used". While this maybe
>>> interesting point in itself, as I see things now, boost practice
>>> supports using macros where necessary and macro nature of the tool
>>> could not be a compelling enough reason to reject the submission.
>> For the record, my review was negative and was not based on that
>> principle. I agree with the boost policy of using macros where
>> necessary.
>> I rejected it because it is an overly complex solution to a simple
>> non-problem.
> If I am not mistaken you believe that using macro is adding
> complexity, while many others reported this facility actually simplify
> their life. So I still consider you disagree in principle: "macros
> adding complexity; nonmacro alternative will always be simpler". While
> this is discussible position, I did not see you prove you point enough
> to reject a submission.
> Gennadiy

*I* understood his position as threefold (at least)

1. There is no problem to solve
2. The solution is complex
3. It includes as macro

So, point 3 reduces the overall score, but point 1 is the most important
reason to not want the macro included.

Bo Persson

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