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Subject: Re: [boost] [Dataflow] [Review] Dataflow review has ended
From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-12 06:27:30


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of David Abrahams
>Sent: 11 September 2008 19:57
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] [Dataflow] [Review] Dataflow review has ended
>on Thu Sep 11 2008, Gennadiy Rozental <> wrote:
>> Jaakko Järvi <jarvi <at>> writes:
>>> The number of reviews for the dataflow library was very low
>(one, positive).
>> This seems to be general theme nowdays. Maybe we can have
>some kind of
>> pre-registration for people planing to submit the review and
>reschedule it if
>> this number is less than some threshold (5?)
>This seems like a good idea. There is supposed to be a "gauge
>phase to the submission process. Is that failing to work, or are we
>ignoring its results, or are people claiming interest and then not
>submitting reviews?

Is the problem that there are far more people who are interested in *using* the library than feel confident in reviewing it?

I feel that the review process intimidates the many with only a slight knowledge of the subject, but whose collection views are
probably as useful (but complementary) - as one or two real experts.

If we have one expert *and* a dozen people who are comfortable using the library - and using the documentation (but don't
necessarily understand how it works) - that seems a good enough for acceptance to me.


Paul A Bristow
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