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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-18 02:22:58

on Sun Aug 17 2008, "Robert Ramey" <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Probably, but I don't know how to attack some of the tool problems
>>> otherwise. For example, the problem of people changing the tool chain
>>> without realizing it has an impact on the automated release tools, and
>>> the problem of the automated release tools no longer producing some
>>> component (like docs) because of a tool change, and no one noticing.
>> on Sun Aug 17 2008, "Robert Ramey" <> wrote:
>>> My real point is that there is no reason that any tools that
>>> are used by boost should be treated any differently than
>>> any libraries used by boost.
>> Does that assertion have any practical implications for the issue
>> being discussed?
> LOL - of course it does. If regression testing were setup for
> boost tools, they would be demonstrated to be functioning as
> expected before they were used in the actual release process.
> Had this been procedure been in place, the issue raised
> above would not have occurred.

Thanks for spelling that out; it wasn't obvious to me.

Dave Abrahams
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