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Subject: Re: [boost] [mpl] Abandoning old compilers
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-28 23:02:46


On 02/28/2015 08:37 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
> Then who gets to make a change to a library ? Only a person who is
> wiiling to be the sole maintainer of that library ? Thats seems very
> limiting to me. If there is a group of maintainers to a library, whether
> they are members of the community maintenance team or whether they are
> just those who have been granted write access to that library, and one
> of those maintainers is willing to make changes and follow it through
> after getting a consensus of others involved, why should not that be
> allowed in principle.

I don't object to a library having more than
one maintainer, in principle. The trouble is
that MPL has none. Like I said, I don't think
that the CMT really counts.

> MPL may be too big or too difficult to make major changes without a
> thorough knowledge of the library but in the case of Stephen Kelly's
> patches to it to remove outdated compiler support I think that was
> doable without having to understand all the code in the library.

A very dangerous notion. Anyway, making
any changes is a risk, and I don't see how
there's any real benefit if no one is planning
to make any significant changes (which would,
of course, require a real maintainer).

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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