Subject: Re: [boost] The problems with Boost development
From: Boris Schaeling (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-21 11:00:19
On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 05:55:14 +0100, Artyom <artyomtnk_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> > The point where that breaks down is where one library
>> is found to have a fatal flaw shortly after a release, you
>> wait 6 months (or whatever) for another version of boost
>> which fixes the bug, but also breaks the API on a half-dozen
>> other libraries you use.
>> This is then really a problem with testing if such a
>> disastrous bug slips through?
> I think that it is terribly wrong assume that Boost can release any kind
> of bug-free library even free from terrible, critical bugs that make
> the library useless. It is programming world. There is no such thing like
> bug free software. See UUID example...
I would propose then to add a patch system to bjam? If bjam supported
patches (in order not to depend on various tools on different operating
systems) those who urgently need a fix wouldn't need to wait for the next
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