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Subject: Re: [boost] GSOC 2015 : Project on Concurrent Hash Tables
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-24 10:10:35

On 24 Feb 2015 at 17:30, Amarnath V A wrote:

> I have coded the move constructor and move assignment operator. I am not
> sure how good the code is. (Again, let me reiterate I am new to C++11).
> Will have some time to look at that? Should I share it here in the lists or
> should I send you a private mail?

It wouldn't be appropriate for me as the likely mentor to comment on
anything specifically until GSoC student applications have closed,
and then I can treat all submissions equally and fairly. So someone
else here will have to comment on your work specifically, as I can
only comment in very general and non-specific terms.

Regarding whether to post here with your effort for the community to
inspect your work ... well, other candidates you might be competing
against will see it as well. They may be able to leverage the
discussion here to submit a better application than you. You may find
no one here answers, and posting your answer here hasn't benefited
you at all.

That said, and assuming anyone bothers to review your work, the fact
you were here so early and asked for help in the right kind of way
looks very positive, even if your written application compares poorly
to another. There is also a valid point that if more of the community
who rank GSoC applications have seen your coding skills now AND your
coding skills are above average, then the chances are they will rank
you more favourably.

Similarly, if your coding skills are below average, the community may
well remember that and penalise you for it. If, however, you react
really well to critique and show a rapid and marked improvement, then
that might favour you.

I do apologise for the equivocal answer. I just wanted you to be
aware that there are risks in either route, but there are also
benefits. I would say that Boost is an open source software
community, and its culture and how it judges others reflects that.
Past that, the decision must be yours alone.

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