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Subject: Re: [boost] [locale] Review results for Boost.Locale library
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-27 12:58:42

Marsh Ray wrote:
> On 04/27/2011 10:49 AM, Matthew Chambers wrote:
> >
> > Claims like "non-Western programmers will never use this
> > library" are out of place on this list.
> I disagree.
> It's a relevant data point, even if you don't agree with the
> reasoning behind it.

It's a relevant piece of information, but I think the point was that there are many non-Western programmers (for some definition of "Western") that would use the library. Therefore, a modified form of the assertion would have been better: "No Asian programmers I know of will ever use this library." That might not be as strong, though, unless Ryou also gave scope to the number of Asian programmers he knows that would think similarly.

Anyway, I think the concern was for the statement's tone and hyperbole.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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