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Subject: Re: [boost] Convert library -- Andrzej's review
From: Vladimir Batov (Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-22 18:03:54

On 05/22/2014 05:07 PM, Andrzej Krzemienski wrote:
> 2014-05-22 1:22 GMT+02:00 Vladimir Batov <Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden]>:
>> Do you think we could have a quick look at the post_review branch and
>> let me know if that's what you had in mind?
> I had a short look at post_review branch and it looks we are thinking about
> the same thing.

I am glad to hear that. I put it together in a hurry and was not sure I
did not make some monumental blunder that I missed.

> ... Regarding the comparison between the two interfaces, I guess you
> could provide both (it is not a problem, is it?).

Unfortunately, from my experience it's not all roses as one might
expect. It might be the case for an established library (although it
complicates maintenance) but (I found it out the hard way) it is a
disaster for a library trying to get approved. What happens is that
there will be a group liking the interface #1 and there will be a group
liking the interface #2. Then, the group #1 will criticize and attack
the interface #2 and the other way around... and the library author
stands in the middle of it all. It's quite hard as the author stands
alone defending *his* decision to support both interfaces... as he gets
attacked from both sides. Does not sound like much fun. ;-)

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