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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-19 13:35:58

on Mon Nov 19 2007, "Robert Ramey" <> wrote:

> Joel de Guzman wrote:
>> Robert Ramey wrote:
> I previously posted the following list. I'm not sure which
> ones are convenience headers and which are not. But
> somehow I don't think they've all been independently reviewed.

As I mentioned in, there are
*very few* exceptions to the set of rules I laid out there. Some of
those exceptions predate the use of subnamespaces and subdirectories
in Boost. If you don't believe me, rather than speculating, do the
search for review remarks and you will see. And yes, a few exceptions
do exist. Some mistakes were made before you came along.

> I didn't set precedent, I followed it

You misinterpreted the existing pattern and thus broke with precedent.

>> If anyone can do as you did, then there'll be chaos,
> lots of people did and there is.

No, lots of people did not. There was a small amount of disorder
before serialization was added; it looks nothing like chaos once you
understand the pattern that existed (which I laid out in the message
cited above).

In repeatedly citing what you consider to be precedents for what you
have done, lack of documentation, and what you consider to be flaws in
the current system, you seem to hope to avoid dealing with the request
to begin bringing your library into line with the usual Boost
practice. Please stop; it's a big waste of everyone's time.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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