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Subject: Re: [boost] [concept_check] Some issues
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-23 13:11:56

on Mon Dec 19 2011, Robert Kawulak <> wrote:

>> From: Dave Abrahams
>> I think you're probably right, and I like your approach. I was the
>> last person to do any serious work on BCCL (not on the archetype side
>> of things) but there isn't really a regular maintainer. How would
>> you like to take that job?
> Well, I see two problems with that. First, I can't promise to always be able
> to find time to address requests.

Well, that's not exactly a step backwards from where we are now :-)

> Second is that I'm not familiar with most of the implementation and I
> wouldn't really feel confident making changes to it.

That's why we have a test suite.

> Therefore I think it would be better if there's someone else on the
> list willing to take the maintainer's job. If not, however, I guess
> that me as the maintainer would still be better than no maintainer at
> all, so I might try and fix it here and there, asking for tolerance if
> I break something.

That's the spirit!

> BTW, does anybody know if Jeremy Siek - the author of the library - is
> still somewhere around? I'd feel much better if I could ask for
> rationale about why some things are the way they are.

He doesn't have much time for Boost these days but I'm sure he'd be
willing to answer some questions. I've Cc'd him.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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