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From: Paul Giaccone (paulg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-12 13:52:21

David Abrahams wrote:
> Paul Giaccone <paulg_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> I've only had a glance over it, and it looks good to me.
>> Would it be appropriate for this document to include a paragraph (in its
>> introduction) entitled "Why use Boost?" Remember we discussed this at
>> length a while back as being another thing that can put new users off
>> using Boost in the first place.
> Sorry, *what* could put new users off?
Sorry, I should have been clearer. The absence of some text headed "Why
use Boost?" might put users off.
>> (I notice that there is still nothing on the Boost homepage to this
>> effect other than a couple of lines on what Boost is. The homepage
>> reads to me as if anyone visiting it already knows that they want to
>> use Boost.)
> Interesting point.
> I'm preparing a new Boost Consulting website for launch soon; it has
> quite a bit of material about "why boost?"
> It seems to me that what you're describing doesn't belong in the
> Getting Started document, but on the front page.
Indeed, and that was what I was arguing for in the "Why use Boost"
thread, but it didn't seem to come to anything at the time.


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