Subject: Re: [boost] Library metadata
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-24 18:14:25
On 24 February 2014 19:20, Eric Niebler <eniebler_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 02/23/2014 06:55 AM, Daniel James wrote:
>> This isn't the final format - I think the standards status fields
>> could do with an overhaul to support C++11 etc. You also don't need to
>> write the initial files yourself, I'll generate them and create pull
>> requests once this is settled.
>> Let me know what you think.
> For the ryppl project, a lot of thought was put into metadata. With Dave
> working at Apple now, I'm not sure whether ryppl is still "funct" (as
> opposed to defunct), but maybe you could ask on the ryppl-dev list for
> some guidance? It would suck if the formats/fields were incompatible. If
> nobody replies, then for sure do your own thing.
I find it very hard to care about Ryppl. I'm more concerned with what
we need to do now and what we've been doing for years than
compatibility with a format we may never use. If in the future the
metadata format needs to change, it shouldn't be a huge undertaking to
do that, it can be mostly automated. Compared to the other challenges
involved with ryppl it would be trivial. I'm not dealing with
dependencies or anything tricky.