Subject: Re: [boost] Thoughts on Boost v2
From: james (james_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-22 01:48:40
On 22/05/2014 02:20, pmenso57_at_[hidden] wrote:
> How about the burden of supplying a conforming compiler be put on MS rather than on everyone else?
How is that supposed to help *users* of Boost?
From an outsider's perspective (ie use Boost) the conversation about
whether Boost is alive or dead or needs forking is a bit bizarre.
Take a read through and look for comment that reflects a concern for
what users need to do ordinary day-job coding with C++.
Personally, I think the problem is one of governance. Its all very well
saying its open source and its up to users to contribute fixes, but look
at what happens when they do and its not to the maintainer's taste (or
the maintainer is busy or whatever).
To me, a butt-ugly bugfix is still better than no bugfix.
Take a look at the Poco mailing lists and compare the response to
contributions to what you see here. (And take a look at the docs, and
the coherency, and the focus on being useful for building real apps
rather than some kind of research playground for advanced templating)
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