Subject: [boost] [locale] Off-list review
From: Chad Nelson (chad.thecomfychair_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-18 19:09:30
This review was sent to me privately, rather than to the list. I don't
think I realized that when I received it. Apologies if I had forwarded
it earlier too.
-- Chad Nelson Oak Circle Software, Inc. * * * Begin forwarded message: Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 15:40:53 +0400 From: <steve.bush_at_[hidden]> --- What is your evaluation of the design? Very good to start with since leveraging locale for i18n/l10n is a great rallying point for developers. Translate GETTEXT might be better in a separate library to increase degrees of freedom and reduce coupling. --- What is your evaluation of the implementation? The wrapper/backend strategy provides immediate benefit while leaving the door open to progressive reimplementation. Since it is a wrapper, could PARTS of it be implemented as a header only? --- What is your evaluation of the documentation? The documentation is more than good enough to start with considering this library's potential usefulness. --- What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library? This library is potentially *extremely* useful because it LEVERAGES an important chunk of standard C++ that is sadly underutilised merely due to a few design and implementation flaws. This library has potential something of the order of Boost.FileSystem. This is a VERY strategic library and any shortcomings will be resolved with time. --- Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any problems? Didn't try. --- How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick reading? In-depth study? I meticulously read all documentation several times. --- Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain? Yes, we have used similar technique for Exodus http://devwiki.neosys.com and will replace those with Boost.Locale if and when it becomes available. --- Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library? YES - It is relatively small but has a massive effect. It has a very low cost/benefit ratio since it leverages long standing classic C++ locale design/skills.
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