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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-04 11:03:13

Stefano Delli Ponti wrote:

> My points are:
> - Jon is offering an already implemented ORB with an IDL parser: while
> the parser front-end will probably need a complete rewrite, the rest of
> the code needs only some refactoring due to the /boostification/. He is
> not going to implement the whole _huge_ thing from scratch.

Yes, understood. However, there is much more effort going into a project
than development. What about maintenance (adapting to new compilers,
say), compiling all the new code and running all the new regression
tests that such a project would surely add ? This impacts the whole
boost project. (Again, with a modular boost where components would be
built / tested / released all this would be mood.)

Also, as boost right now is released as a single entity, another concern
is the perception from users. Boost already is huge.
The boost developers not actively supporting modularization or even
simple (platform-neutral) packaging really doesn't help.

Again, would boost not be a single entity, all these arguments would be


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