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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] Boost.Convert library has ended
From: Jeroen Habraken (vexocide_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-03 18:46:38

On 4 May 2011 00:23, Vladimir Batov <vbatov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Edward Diener <eldiener <at>> writes:
>> The review period for the Boost.Convert library has officially ended.
>> ...
> Edward,
> I thought I'd express my opinion on the situation potentially making your
> decision easier. :-) Given the situation I feel the library should be rejected
> (so now you can count my vote as well :-) ). Quite a few people expressed
> negative opinions, criticism from function names to design, reservations or
> conditional acceptance with considerable re-work. Many suggestions have their
> merits in certain contexts and for certain usage patterns. Unfortunately, I feel
> that trying to address those would inevitably be done at the expense of or would
> have a considerable impact on other use-cases equally important to others. Given
> my abilities I do not see how it is possible to satisfy a considerable number of
> conflicting requirements/expectations to everyone's satisfaction.
> In that light I do not feel comfortable trying to offer the library which copped
> so much criticism... and will be copping criticism unless re-done to satisfy
> conflicting requirements... which I personally do not see achievable.
> Thank you for taking on the hard task of managing the review.
> Thank you everyone who expressed their views and opinions.
> I am throwing in the towel. I am hoping someone tougher and brighter will come
> up with an adequate solution.
> V.

Though I must admit I've been harsh at times I'm sorry to hear this. A
battle lost doesn't mean the war is over though.


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