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Subject: Re: [boost] GSoc Proposals - some friendly advice
From: Vicente Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-01 03:47:23

Robert Ramey wrote:
> I've been looking through the GSoc proposals with some bemusement.
> Most of the proposals are projects that will thake MUCH, MUCH more than a
> summer.
> I know "But I've almost got it working". I don't think that one can
> fullly
> appreciate
> the effort it takes to make a boost library. I know its very easy to get
> started.
> I'm here to tell you its very hard to finish. It's so much more than
> writing the code.
> Theres the tests, getting them to pass on all platforms, getting the
> design
> past the
> criticism an reveiws.
> So here's my advice.
> Pick something really small that you know you can finish in three months.
> If
> you
> finish too soon, we can give you something else to do.
> Robert Ramey
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here it is a small project taken from
Quartet are half an octet, i.e. 4 bits taking values from 0..15, and usually
represented by chars '0'-'9' 'A'-'F'. There are some container
specializations as std::string, std::vector and boost::array that could be
of interest to some applications. They are also used when a decimal number
is encoded using the BCD format (binary coded decimal) or to encode
telephone numbers.


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