From: dan marsden (danmarsden_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-05 15:31:28
Ronald Garcia wrote:
>I am pleased to announce that the Fusion compile-time/run-time hybrid
>heterogeneous container and algorithm library by Joel de Guzman and Dan
>Marsden has been accepted into Boost.
>The library received 7 YES votes and 0 NO votes, with one abstention.
Good news! Thanks everyone.
<snip mandatory changes>
Thanks for the summary of the necessary changes. We'll aim to address those shortly.
>The following comments refer to issues that, while not mandatory,
>* The library name "Fusion", though not arbitrary, says little about
> the library's purpose. There is precedent for this within boost,
> however. A name change is not mandatory for the
> library's acceptance, but it would be worth while for the authors to
> consider a more telling name.
I actually like the current name, as I also like the names Boost.Spirit and Boost.Xpressive as examples of other boost libs. In the absence of a natural name for the library such as the
Boost Concept Library or the Boost Graph Library, I'd rather stick with the current name than change to some awkward acronym.
Of course if somebody has a good idea for natural sounding name, that would be cool, and may
help new users identify the library as being suitable/unsuitable for their needs.
>* The mechanism for extending Fusion with new containers and iterators
> is complex and involves implementing a number of components,
> especially regarding iterators. An adaptation layer that is
> analogous to the Boost.Iterator library would be a fine addition to
We've giving a fair bit of thought to the extension mechanism, hopefully we'll
come up with something to ease the extension process for the final implementation.
>I would like to thank all the people who reviewed the library, voted,
>and otherwise participated in the discussion. Congratulations to Joel
>and Dan and I look forward to seeing Fusion in the Boost CVS soon.
Thanks to everyone that provided feedback or a review. Also a big thanks to our
review manager Ron Garcia for all his work towards the Fusion review.
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