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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] [conversion] Schedule and remaining showstoppers?
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-16 13:27:32

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Daniel Pfeifer wrote:
> It's the hideous complexity of doing a perfect conversion, not
> >>> specific issues.
> >>>
> >>
> >> We are not trying to do a perfect conversion. We are trying to do a
> >> reasonably good conversion and then move on.
> >
> > I think we had a reasonably good conversion at BoostCon 2012.
> > Our approach was rejected by the community so we started a new
> > approach, this time aiming for perfect conversion.
> The enemy of improvement is the insistence on perfection.
> Irrelevant question:Will the new system be perfect?
> Simple question #1: Will we be better off converting than we are now?

Very strong yes to that one!

> Simple question #2: Will the improvement be worth the cost in pain an
> suffering?

The pain and suffering is short term.

The improvements are long term.


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