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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-13 14:30:03


| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Robert Ramey
| Sent: 13 June 2006 18:13
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Test - misc observations
| OTOH I spent
| many years outside the U.S. after being living in Califonia until my
| twenties. When I came back to the U.S (now twenty years
| ago) is was struck
| by the "instant familiarity" of american language and
| customs. It stll
| seems odd to me to hear - "My name is Brittany - I'll be
| your waiter this
| evening. The first time time this happened, I stood up
| shook her hand,
| introduced my wife (she's from germany) and said "Hello, My
| name is Robert
| and this is my wife Annegret and we'll be your customers".
| Unfortunately,
| this provoked consturnation among the staff rather the the
| hilarity I had
| anticipated. It wasn't totally lost - my wife thought it was
| hysterically
| funny. No real point here - I'm still hoping to find
| someone who can laugh at my humor.

Well you found one here - LOL!

| > I don't want to repeat myself, but I would recommend to revaluate
| > some other components presented by Boost.Test. UTF would
| be give you
| > and your customer much more whatever your testing needs are.
| I don't dispute that UTF is better. Its just that sometimes
| I want to make
| a test and I can't build the boost libraries without taking
| a big detour into bjam country.

Surely this isn't true now that Dave's Merry Men have produced a Idiot-proof
(well I did it OK) way of downloading pre-built libraries, including

We have yet to see the new improved Boost.Test documentation promised for
1.34 though, and I think they should solve many persistent problems.

(Incidentally we did find almost insuperable problems ***jointly*** building
html documentation using Dreamweaver. It may be that Boost.Book (with CVS?)
will make this easier - but I have yet to open that can to see what worms it
may contain. Even the feedback/correction of spilliing misfakse is


Paul A Bristow
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