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Subject: Re: [boost] A bike shed (any colour will do) on greener grass...
From: Nevin Liber (nevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-31 14:27:26

On 31 October 2013 11:20, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> It would require some political bravery from the SC though, as users
> will get upset.

First you'd have to get the SC to agree with you. It would be weird for an
organization that provides a fairly stable base of libraries to users to
arbitrarily go mess with that stability. IMHO, of course.

On 31 October 2013 13:21, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Judging from that dependency graph you posted a while ago, you're
> right there is a small core of libraries where deprecation due to
> lack of maintenance can't work.

Why is usage within Boost itself any more important that usage by users? I
don't see how the issue is any different; if you remove a library, you
break somebody. Why is it "good" to break outside users but "bad" to break
internal users? To me, both are bad.

 Nevin ":-)" Liber  <mailto:nevin_at_[hidden]>  (847) 691-1404

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