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Subject: Re: [boost] [library-incubator] Ease commenting (Was: [safe_numerics] questioning the basic idea)
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-19 11:37:48

> I've considered it - though not in as much detail as you have. And I
> understand
> the motivation but this would require a lot of work. Making it work smoothly
> with the current native comment system would be a lot of work and probably
> maintenance. So that wouldn't be in the cards for some time - if ever.
> The current comment system is (I believe) well suited to those C++
> programmers
> which do not use the boost dev list.

True, but it doesn't immediately raise a discussion - a message posted
here gets seen by quite a few people, hopefully some of whom will be
motivated to respond.

One thing I like about comments posted on Gibhub is that they're
generated as emails direct to the repro owner, who can then respond via
email rather than by the web interface. But I realise that may be hard
to achieve for the incubator - in an ideal world all comments would be
reflected here, and replies here would be copied to the incubator. Then
you keep everyone happy!


> actually, another option would be a button which says "show comments on this
> library from the boost developer's list". A hack, but more doable.
> again, I'm hoping that the incubator evolves into the go to place for
> commenting
> on prospective libraries. This would save the comments in a good place and
> "de-clutter" the boost developer's list a little bit.
> Robert Ramey
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