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From: Giovanni Piero Deretta (gpderetta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-19 22:13:13

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 12:22 AM, Daniel Walker
<daniel.j.walker_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 5:26 AM, shunsuke <pstade.mb_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Giovanni Piero Deretta wrote:
> > > Unfortunately I think that with so few reviews (just mine for now?),
> > > the library will have an hard time getting into Boost at this
> > > time. Probably the author didn't do a good job at selling it, even if
> > > many expressed interest in the past.
> > >
> > > If the library were to be rejected, I think that the author should
> > > resubmit a just a subset of it for inclusion, which would have a far greater
> > > chance to be appreciated and evaluated in a short time.
> > >
> > > This subset, IMHO, should concentrate on stateless function objects
> > > and should at least contain:
> > <snip/>
> > > Other advanced features, like pipability and infix notation (I like
> > > this one!) could then be evaluated once the basic functionality has
> > > been sold :). So should more hard-core functional capabilities like
> > > memoization and the fix point combinator. Support for static
> > > initialization of function objects could also come in a second time.
> >
> > It would be a good idea.
> > But I'm going to give up mainly because of lack of interests
> > and documentation skills.
> Well, I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet!

Yes, It would be a pity!

> I think Giovanni's
> suggestion to resubmit a subset of the library may be a very good
> idea. Keep it simple. A simpler library would also be easier to
> review. You brought up some interesting points in your response to my
> comments on Tuesday (especially regarding the usefulness of egg::lazy)
> and I've been thinking about it on and off all week. I believe there
> may be a real opportunity here, if you don't mind refractoring things
> a bit. Oh, and I hereby volunteer to help with the documentation, if
> you like.

I'm willing to help too! (but be aware that I'm not an English speaker
and I've been known to slack in producing the documentation for my own


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