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Subject: Re: [boost] [GSoC] [Boost.Hana] Formal review request
From: Karen Shaeffer (shaeffer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-31 17:47:59

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 05:20:01PM +0000, Louis Dionne wrote:
> Dear Boost,
> It has been a while since I've given news about my GSoC project, Boost.Hana[1].
> Things are going very well and I uploaded the library to the Boost Incubator.
> I think it is time to push the library forward for review.
> As the author, I know everything that's left to be done and polished before
> I can be fully satisfied. Still, I believe the library is worthwhile in its
> current state as it implements a superset of the functionality found in the
> Boost.MPL and Boost.Fusion. I also think the library will benefit greatly
> from a larger user base and more feedback.
> Here are some caveats:
> - The library requires a full C++14 compiler, so only Clang 3.5 can compile
> the unit tests right now.

Hi Louis,

I believe the clang C++ language support page claims that clang-3.4 fully
supports C++14.

Could you please explain why I will need clang-3.5 to work with your library?


However, compilers will eventually catch up.
> Also, pushing cutting edge libraries forward might motivate compilers to
> support C++14 ASAP, which is probably a good thing.
> - The library is not fully stable yet, so interface changes are to be expected.
> I don't see this as a problem as long as this is documented, especially since
> I expect Hana to be used mostly for toying around for at least a while.
> I could be mistaken.
> So unless someone thinks the library isn't ready or would get rejected right
> away in its current state for reason X, I am requesting a formal review for
> Boost.Hana.
> Regards,
> Louis
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