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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-05 11:37:00

Gennaro Prota wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 07:26:52 -0700, "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> Lubomir Bourdev wrote:
>>> Is there an interest for having GIL be a boost library?
>> I took a tiny look at the documentation and I'm curious
>> as to why you want to make it a boost library. It's already
>> part of a prestigious high visibility group. That is, what
>> benefit would be had by adding it to boost that it doesn't
>> already have? Would this added benefit be worth the
>> extra work?
> I hope "making it part of a prestigious group" isn't the rationale for
> any of the boost inclusion proposals; oddly enough, a few days ago I
> was discussing with a friend who also is a boost member, and we
> identified this as a possible cause for the lack of maintenance that
> some boost libraries are experiencing; if you see inclusion as a sort
> of "award" then once you get the library accepted you have no more
> "goals" to pursue and likely lose interest in your creature.

OK - but I'm still curious: "What is the motivation to take
on the extra work of making it part of boost?"

Robert Ramey

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