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Subject: Re: [boost] [log] Boost.Log formal review result
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-25 12:15:14

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 03/25/2010 01:28 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> I agree to most prerequisites needed for the final inclusion, with a
> sole exception of this one:
> > Critical issues
> > ===============
> >
> > These issues must be addressed, and be passed through
> > informal mini-review,
> > before the library can be added to SVN.
> >
> > - The library should not reinvent wheels. In particular,
> > custom implementations
> > of TSS and RW mutex seems like a very bad idea.
> I have noted that during the review that these tools were implemented
> for a reason. They make the library faster and lighter in terms of
> memory footprint. They allow to avoid including Boost.Thread
> headers in
> public headers of Boost.Log, which also speeds up the compilation. I
> think these matters are more important than having the code
> dispersion they add.

I'd like to know the real effect of using off-the-Boost-shelf components rather than your special sauce. That is, I'd like to know the performance and compilation tradeoffs for them before commenting further.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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