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Subject: Re: [boost] namespace boost?
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-22 08:10:24

On 20/01/11 16:45, Robert Ramey wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> On 19/01/11 18:20, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>>> At Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:56:58 +0000,
>>> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>>>> On 19/01/11 16:27, Barend Gehrels wrote:
>>>>> On 19-1-2011 17:19, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>>>>>> At Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:58:09 +0800,
>>>>>> Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>>>>>>> Although cpp-netlib
>>>>>>> is there, I'm just not that creative to come up with an
>>>>>>> alternate name for it. :D
>>>>>> cpp-net? :-)
>>>>> For a library not (yet) in boost, cpp-netlib is appropriate.
>>>>> As soon as it is in boost, Boost.Net?
>>>>> We had the same thing, ggl (generic geometry library) became
>>>>> Boost.Geometry because both generic and library were redundant.
>>>> Speaking of names and (my) personal preferences, Boost.Image
>>>> or Boost.Raster would be better than GIL.
>>> +1!
>> I don't want to be too poisonous here, wondering what would be a
>> procedure to rename library? A renaming review? Simple poll?
> As one of the main complainers regarding cryptic library names,
> let me say that trying to address after the fact is a really bad idea.

You are right.
> Maintaining an already accepted library is a much larger task than
> it would first appear. The idea that a maintainer is on the hoook for
> what ever some other group "decides" (none of whose members would
> actually be doing the work) is not really realistic. The time for dealing
> with this is during the review. One of the strengths of the review
> system is that it actually provides a design cutoff. This is necessary
> to actually get anything accomplished. The lack of the "cutoff" is
> likely the single frequent of failed projects in all sectors - industry,
> government, and private domain. Lack of a cutoff is another name
> for "feature creep"


Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,
Member of ACCU,

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