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Subject: Re: [boost] FW: Proposal for a Differential Evolution C++ library
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-09 12:11:04

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Adrian
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 3:42 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] FW: Proposal for a Differential Evolution C++ library
> On 12/23/2011 10:07 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> >> On 12.12.2011 06:52, Adrian Michel wrote:
> >>
> >> The full documentation is at but
> >> I'd suggest these pages for a first read
> >> and
> >> .
> > This looks like important and useful stuff to me.
> I was wondering what the status of this proposal is. So far several members have expressed
interest, but
> there have been no new posts on this in a while, and I'm not sure what to expect next as far as
the boost
> inclusion acceptance (or rejection) process.

I, for one, think this looks a very useful library.

But few of the Boosters who follow these lists will be expert or even potential users of this
'niche' topic - which is why I think you've not had a deservedly rave response ;-)

The documentation looks in a good state. The code looks clean and portable, but finding someone to
run on a non-MSVC platforms would be useful - Boost likes to be *seen* to be portable.

The folder structure should be 'Boost standard' so that it is possible to use bjam to build and use
Boost.Test. (Do not hesitate to ask for help - bjam is the Outer Mongolian of computer languages
and using it is a dark art!)

You will first need to find a review manager (preferably a Boost contributor), and it will be
necessary to have some reviewers too! (Reviewers need not necessarily be currently active Boost
followers for a specialist library like this - expertise is the key thing).

So you may need to find and drum up support from some potential (or better still, actual) users ?

Good luck.


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