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Subject: Re: [boost] [serialization][static_assert] MovingBOOST_STATIC_WARNINGto Boost.StaticAssert?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-18 20:48:07

Petr Machata wrote:
> "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Petr Machata wrote:
>>> do you think it would make sense to move static_warning.hpp from
>>> boost/serialization up directly under boost/, and perhaps move it
>>> conceptually under Boost.StaticAssert umbrella?
>> lol - it used to be in there. Do to strident objections from some
>> key member's of the boost community I had to move it be a detail of
>> the serialization library. They same could be said for
>> serialization::singleton, serialization::state_saver, and a few
>> others.
> Hmm, that's unfortunate. Do you have a link to that conversation, or
> at least a rough timeframe when it took place? I couldn't find it.
> Perhaps the reasons expressed back then do not hold anymore...

It was quite long ago. The real reason was that it wasn't officially
So it seemed that something was "sneaking into boost" without official
sanction. I certainly wasn't up for getting 3-5 new (albiet small)
reviewed. (the serialization library reviews left me an old man). I
just left them in the serialization library. Given that at least a few of
are widely used (at least one - STRONG_TYPEDEF has been suggested
as an idea for the standard library) I'm sure that if someone wanted
to take on the task of getting them reviewed, maybe brought up to
date, etc, they might well be successful. It would be the easiest way for
someone to be able to add "boost library author/maintainer" to his

I'm soon getting back to my pet project where
I plan to post these components as "potential libraries" to make them
easier for anyone to use/test/critiique without loading the whole boost
and as a place to gather feedback on them.

Of course if you're interested - feel free to pick the one you like the best
and get started!

Robert Ramey

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