Subject: [boost] [type_erasure] Review ends today Aug 3, 2012
From: Lorenzo Caminiti (lorcaminiti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-03 11:00:48
*** The review of Boost.TypeErasure ends today Aug 3, 2012. If you are
planning to submit a review, please do so by the end of today. ***
Thank you to all that have participated to the review so far.
The review manager,
On Jul 27, 2012 1:41 PM, "Lorenzo Caminiti" <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hello all,
> After consulting the review wizards and Steven, I am extending
> Boost.TypeErasure review of one week, until August 3, 2012.
> Thank you to all that have submitted a review already and I am looking
> forward to receiving additional submissions.
> The review manager,
> On Jul 27, 2012 3:22 AM, "Lorenzo Caminiti" <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]>
>> Hello all,
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Lorenzo Caminiti <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]>
>> > On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Lorenzo Caminiti <
>> lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> >> *** The review of Steven Watanabe's proposed Boost.TypeErasure library
>> >> begins on July 18, 2012 and ends on July 27, 2012. ***
>> > *** Boost.TypeErasure review ends in 5 days. Please submit your reviews
>> :D ***
>> *** Boost.TypeErasure review ends today July 27, 2012. If you are
>> planning to submit a review, please do so as soon as possible. ***
>> Thank you to everyone who has commented on the library and submitted a
>> review so far!
>> The review manager,
>> P.S. I am considering extending the review until end of day Sunday
>> July 29, 2012... I will keep you posted.
>> > There have been interesting discussions on the library on the ML but I
>> > have not received any official review yet :( Especially if you are a
>> > user of Boost Any, Function, and Any Iterator, you definitely want to
>> > take a look at Type Erasure as it generalizes solutions provided by
>> > those other libraries.
>> > Thank you.
>> > The review manager.
>> > --Lorenzo
>> >> THE LIBRARY
>> >> C++ provides runtime polymorphism through virtual functions. They are
>> >> a very useful feature, but they do have some limitations.
>> >> * They are intrusive. In generic programming, we can design an
>> >> interface which allows third-party types to be adapted to it.
>> >> * They require dynamic memory management. Of course, most of the
>> >> problems can be avoided by using an appropriate smart pointer type.
>> >> Even so, it still acts like a pointer rather than a value.
>> >> * Virtual functions' ability to apply multiple independent concepts to
>> >> a single object is limited.
>> >> The Boost.TypeErasure library solves these problems allowing us to
>> >> mirror static generic programming at runtime.
>> >> Library source:
>> >> http://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/sandbox/type_erasure/
>> >> Pre-built documentation:
>> >> You can also download archives with pre-built documentation from:
>> >> http://sourceforge.net/projects/steven-watanabe.u/files/
>> >> YOUR REVIEW
>> >> Please submit a review to the mailing-list by replying to this email
>> >> ("[boost] [type_erasure] Review ..." should be in the subject).
>> >> Please state clearly whether you think this library should be accepted
>> >> as a Boost library.
>> >> Other questions you may want to consider:
>> >> 1. What is your evaluation of the design?
>> >> 2. What is your evaluation of the implementation?
>> >> 3. What is your evaluation of the documentation?
>> >> 4. What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
>> >> 5. Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have
>> >> any problems?
>> >> 6. How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A
>> >> quick reading? In-depth study?
>> >> 7. Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
>> >> Thanks in advance to all who participate in the review discussion --
>> >> I'm looking forward to it!
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