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Subject: Re: [boost] How about a call for bug-fix volunteers?
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-27 14:16:54

At Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:15:02 -0400,
Torri, Stephen CIV NSWCDD, W15 wrote:
> >From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] on behalf of Dave Abrahams
> >Sent: Wed 10/27/2010 9:32 AM
> >To: boost_at_[hidden]
> >Cc: Jim_at_[hidden]
> >Subject: Re: [boost] How about a call for bug-fix volunteers?
> >
> >On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Jim Bell <Jim_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> Library authors shouldn't have to bear the burden of bug reports for
> >> their libraries alone. Even maintaining their regression tests across
> >> all platforms isn't realistic (and isn't being done).
> >
> ><snip great ideas>
> >
> >Boost.Apprenticeship?
> >Jim, I think it would be awesome if you would like to run a program
> >like this! Obviously it would take a lot of cooperation from library
> >authors and the rest of the community, but to make something like this
> >work I think it needs a coordinator. What do you say?
> I would definitely sign up for this if it existed.
> Going from simply using basic templates with C++ to a high grade and
> quality of single/multithreaded programming can be done by yourself
> but not always quickly. I have found mentoring to be a way to grab
> years of wisdom quickly so you don't repeat past mistakes nor
> rediscover some technique.

You'd sign up to be an apprentice, or to mentor someone?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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