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Subject: [boost] [accumulators] maintainer needed (was: accurate sum accumulator (kahan))
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-12 01:36:31

I confess I haven't given this library the attention it needs. It's due
to the fact that I have many competing demands for my time, and also
because I'm not actually a statistician -- Matthias Troyer did that
part, but I know he's busy, too -- so I don't really feel qualified to
make certain changes. This is an uncomfortable position to be in, so I
figured I'd ask for help. So, is there anybody with a mathematical bent
and an interest in Boost.Accumulators who would like to help out with
the backlog of bugs and patches to this library? I would stay on as
assistant maintainer to help with the tricky meta-programming.

Gaetano, see below.

On 4/10/2011 10:48 PM, Gaetano Mendola wrote:
> On 27/07/2010 15:04, Eric Niebler wrote:
>> On 7/26/2010 7:08 PM, Gaetano Mendola wrote:
>>> On 07/26/2010 08:52 PM, Eric Niebler wrote:
>>>> In this case, you would open a feature request on ("New
>>>> Ticket"), assign to me, and attach your patch. If it looks good, I'll
>>>> merge it. Your patch should have docs and tests. Don't worry about
>>>> formatting the docs. I can do that. I wouldn't ask you to set up the
>>>> doc
>>>> build chain; it's a headache.
>>> Done.
>> (For those playing along at home, the ticket is here:
>> Thanks. This needs documentation, though. Like I said, I don't care
>> about formatting, just tell what what text you'd like to see inserted
>> where in the docs and I'll do it.
> Hi all,
> I see the ticket for the kahan accumulator:
> is still "open", do you need something else to be done?

I don't think you ever responded to my request to add the needed docs to
the patch, did you?

Eric Niebler
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