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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-announce] Review Conclusion - Futures Library
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-21 12:11:32


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From: "Tom Brinkman" <reportbase_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost-announce_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:30 AM
Subject: [boost] [Boost-announce] Review Conclusion - Futures Library

> Review Conclusion - Futures Library
> Braddock Gaskill
> Anthony Williams
> The lack of examples and documentation made them difficult to review.
> Nevertheless, Anthony Williams futures library did receive almost
> unanimous
> and enthusiastic support. Unfortunately, the depth of the support was
> very shallow.
> I just finished my first read of Anthony's book "C++ Concurrency in
> Action and
> acknowledge his expertise in the areas of multi threaded and parallel
> programming.
> (
> Anthony is the maintainer of boost::threads.
> Anthony's Future library has been approved for the next major release
> of c++ standard.
> Conclusion
> Braddock Gaskill - Rejected
> Anthony Williams - Approved

This is an excellent new.
> Anthony's Futures library is approved for inclusion into
> boost::threads. As he is the
> maintainer of that library, he should be given maximum latitude about
> how that is to be done.

Anthony, I would like to know which issues, proposals from the review would you take in account. Could you send to this ML a summary?
> In the future, if Anthony wants to re-publish the library as a
> top-level boost library, then
> he needs to resubmit it again with samples and test cases, which are
> lacking.

I don't see the need, but ...

> Requirements
> As per the usual boost library requirements, examples and test cases
> are needed.
> Anthony should also improve the documentation, which should
> not be a problem as he is a prolific author in the area of multi
> threaded programming.

Congratulations Anthony,

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