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From: Darren Cook (darren_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-21 18:01:58

>> Goran Mitrovic wrote:
>>Not really always. Don't you think that Boost can be (or even already is)
>>overcrowded? I cannot really define this with words; it's a feeling that I get
>>from its everyday use. And there is a lot of conformation of my feeling I see in
>>my smalltalk with friends/coworkers.
>Joel de Guzman wrote:
> Are you saying that we should not accept a library to avoid
> over-crowding boost? Hmmm, doesn't sound right to me.

I think this is exactly right. Each new library adds to testing load,
thins out the available maintainers, and increases the overwhelming
feeling you get when you look at the boost library list.

So a new library should not be added just because it is clever, or
slightly better at solving some problem than the existing ways. In my
opinion, it has to be significantly better.


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