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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] Formal Review: Boost.Ratio
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-05 05:42:56

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of Anthony Williams
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 11:01 PM
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> Subject: [boost] [Review] Formal Review: Boost.Ratio

> The review of Vicente Botet' Ratio library starts October 2nd and lasts
> October 11th, 2010, unless an extension occurs.
> It is worth noting that the tests included in the zip file are relatively
> Vicente has an extensive suite of tests licensed under the LLVM license.
He has
> posted a message on the Boost Developers mailing list regarding the
> requirements for tests (See
>, and is
> the outcome of that discussion before making the tests available.

If we decide we can't include the LLVM licensed tests,
I think a small subset of tests will suffice - since we have the knowledge
that it has been tested
using non-Boost licensable test code. Anyone who really cares about more
tests can get them
and use them if their legal advisers permit.

(I find the idea that seeing the LLVM code would make a work 'derivative'
more than a bit far-fetched).
> Here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:
> - What is your evaluation of the design?
FWIW, I see no snags.

> - What is your evaluation of the implementation?
Seem mature.

> - What is your evaluation of the documentation?
OK, but needs proof reading by a non-author. Too many typos!

> - What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
A 'must have' building block, and asap.

> - Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any

> - How much effort did you put into your evaluation?
 A quick re-reading

> - Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
Not much.

> - Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?

Paul A. Bristow,
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