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Subject: Re: [boost] What Should we do About Boost.Test?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-04 13:34:24

on Tue Sep 18 2012, Mathias Gaunard <> wrote:

> On 09/17/2012 04:40 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> I don't mean this posting as an attack on Gennadiy in any way, but I
>> think the situation is unacceptable and therefore am opening a
>> discussion about what should happen.
>> As a straw man, I'll make this suggestion:
>> - Boost.Test is officially deprecated in the next release
>> - Its documentation, such as it is, is removed from the release after
>> that
>> - Meanwhile, other tests in Boost that use this library are rewritten to
>> use a different mechanism
>> - The code is removed from Boost thereafter
> Isn't Boost.Test's only problem the fact that other Boost libraries
> are tested against the trunk rather than the release version?

No; for me it's about teachability, learnability, and certainty.

> Isn't that something the modularized Boost is supposed to fix?


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