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From: Sebastian Redl (sebastian.redl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-07 13:16:51

Larry Evans wrote:
> A "programmer's manual" describing, at least briefly, the
> implementation, would help future redesigners find their way and avoid
> the pain of reinventing yet another wheel. This was called "technical
> notes" before:
I disagree. Such a manual would be a possibly considerable additional
effort with minimal returns. If someone feels the need to reimplement a
part of a Boost library, they might as well read and understand the code.

However, better comments in the code that explain the confusing parts
(and the Boost libraries contain lots of confusing and roundabout code)
would be generally a good idea, simply for future code maintenance and

Thinking about it, I'm probably just arguing that such a manual should
not be an external document ...

Sebastian Redl

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