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Subject: Re: [boost] Futures Review -- Where we are with the Futures review?
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-10 12:51:09

On 10 Feb 2009, at 17:08, David Abrahams wrote:

> on Tue Feb 10 2009, Anthony Williams <> wrote:
>> "vicente.botet" <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>> Futures Review Starts Today - January 5, 2009
>>> Where we are with the Futures review?
>> Good question. It was supposed to be over by now, but there's been no
>> statement from Tom.
>>> There was not too much reviews, neither responses from the authors,
>>> ... What happened?
>> Sorry for not taking the time to respond to all your comments. They
>> are
>> much appreciated. Maybe the lack of reviews indicates a lack of
>> interest
>> from the Boost community? That's a shame, if so.
>> From my point of view, I was interested, but I found the idea of
> reviewing two libraries at once to be simply overwhelming.

I want to back this up - I am very interested in futures, but I
decided not to get involved in this review for two reasons.

1) Medium to long term, I want to be able to use, or build on, the
standard futures, so I would like a library which strictly extends that.
2) I don't feel sufficently qualified to choose between two different
libraries, and all the trade-offs involved, knowing (assuming?) that
at least one of the libraries would have to be rejected.

I would be much happier if the two library authors could come together
and merge their work.


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