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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost review of the Convert library is ongoing
From: Vladimir Batov (Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-14 18:32:54

Paul, Thank you for your input. I'll try and address your comments in
the coming next days.

On 05/14/2014 11:24 PM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Edward Diener
>> Sent: 13 May 2014 23:01
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: [boost] Boost review of the Convert library is ongoing
>> The review of the Convert library started Monday, May 12 and goes through
>> Wednesday May 21. Many people may have missed the first announcement since the
>> mailing lists were held back when the review started so I am announcing this
> again.
>> The Convert library builds on the boost::lexical_cast original design and
> experience
>> and takes those conversion/transformation-related ideas further.
>> * to be applicable to a wider range of conversion-related use-cases,
>> * to provide a more flexible, extendible and configurable type-conversion
> framework.
>> Please try to sum up your review by answering these questions:
>> What is your evaluation of the design? Looks as though most users
> requirements can be satisfied.
>> What is your evaluation of the implementation? Not qualified to judge.
>> What is your evaluation of the documentation?
> Good - but could be improved.
> * By providing the worked examples in full in a folder /example. Examples are
> the first place that many users look at - before the reference docs. I believe
> that the files exist (used to provide the code snips in the docs), or could be
> easily written.
> * Some use of fonts for code I thought unusual (and not an improvement ;-)
> * Using Quickbook snippets system to ensure that the code in the documentation
> really compiles and runs.
> * Adding Doxygen comments to describe briefly the files, functions etc (so users
> can find which include files may be needed?)
>> What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
> Essential tool.
>> Did you try to use the library? No - through lack of time.
>> How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A quick reading.
>> Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain? No
> Comments:
> I don't understand the timing figures given in Performance section. Some items
> refer to MSVC express 10, other detailed tables in Boost 1.55 to 11? No Clang
> results?
>> Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
> Yes - it has been through enough iterations to 'hit the streets' - and get
> further feedback.
> Paul
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