From: Emil Dotchevski (emil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-16 16:07:05
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Actually, the disclaimer is a lot more interesting. Suppose
> that boost asked for (a less provacatively worded) disclaimer
> for authors who want to be able to do this. Something like:
> ".... library is a new library. As it becomes more widely used,
> and we get more feed back from real users.
> We expect that we may want to make some modifications
> to some of the interface and/or sematics of the library. We
> will endeavor to avoid this, but sh*t happens. So
> please be aware of this and double check the documentation
> and release notes when moving to a more recent version
> of this library. Perhaps in the future, we will be able to
> guarentee that the interface/semantics of the library will
> not change."
> more or less
One of the stated purposes of Boost is as a test bed for libraries
before they are considered for standardization. So I don't think that
the disclaimer says anything new.
I think that instead of formal disclaimer, we can adopt some kind of
rating for the stability/matureness of each library. Something like
"new" / "mature" / "stable"?
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