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From: Tobias Schwinger (tschwinger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-30 18:35:03

Dear fellow Boosters,

There is lots of useful, Boost-worthy utility code out there:
Implementation details of existing / upcoming / (maybe even) proposed
and rejected libraries that could stand alone, code on private hard
disks never brought up for review, additions to existing libraries, etc.

Fact is, that for small submissions the administrative overhead of
(even) a formal (fast-track) review can be too high for developers'
decency. Just imagine someone allocating five fast-track slots at once
just for factoring out some unrelated bits of code from an existing library.

So, why not group a bunch of unrelated utilities into a set of "Boost
X-Files" and have them reviewed as a single library? It's completely
non-intrusive to the review process and could seriously increase its
efficiency. Like the idea?

As a start, I stuffed my (tested and documented) "Boost candidate bits
and pieces" into a common directory in the vault:

Feedback and more X-files welcome, of course.


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