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Subject: Re: [boost] [msm] Review
From: Edouard A. (edouard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-03 18:44:31

>1. Is there a Boost library removal process, so that one can at least mark
a library as >deprecated? The duality, sort of, to the acceptance process.

You deprecate code or functionalities to reduce maintenance costs.

One example of a valid reason to deprecate a library in Boost would be when
there is no maintainer for it. Another reason would be a library that has
got a large number of unresolved issues.

To completely remove a library from Boost, one could consider that a library
that has been deprecated for a given period could be voted for removal.

When you decide to have deprecation and removal in your maintenance process,
it must be formal, objective and easy to understand.

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