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Subject: Re: [boost] [V1.46][Spirit] request for late minute changes to release branch
From: Chris Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-23 04:21:38

On 23 January 2011 06:28, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 1/23/2011 10:14 AM, Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
>> Hey release managers,
>> With the upcoming Boost release, we were planning to release a new feature
>> in Spirit (a dynamic data structure called utree) and everything seemed to
>> be fine. Unfortunately, we now discovered a flaw in the design of the new
>> code, which shows up under certain circumstances. The fix for that problem
>> changes the semantics of the utree/Spirit integration considerably.
>> Releasing utree now without being fixed means breaking its semantics with
>> the next release. That is something we would like to avoid.
>> We have two options:
>> a) fix it now, possibly delaying the release for a couple of days (until the
>> tests have cycled), or
>> b) pull utree from the release branch, which mainly means removing files and
>> adapting the test Jamfiles
>> Neither a) nor b) would have any consequences for other Boost code and both
>> are purely local to Spirit.
>> What would you suggest?
> It's a new feature that nobody is using yet? How about ...
> c) Leave it undocumented. Fix it in the next release.

I would very much prefer removing it. If I write code which uses utree
and send it to someone else, I wouldn't want it to compile if their
copy of boost has an undocumented and non-functional copy of utree in
it. Perhaps as least remove the "major" base headers, so it is not


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