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Subject: [boost] Boost.DLL formal review
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-06-29 09:11:08

The formal review of Boost.DLL library by Antony Polukhin starts today.

Boost.DLL is a C++98 library for comfortable work with DLL and DSO. Library
provides a portable across platforms way to:

    - load libraries at runtime
    - import and export any native functions and variables
    - make alias names for C++ mangled functions and symbols
    - query libraries/objects and executables for sections and exported
    - self loading and self querying
    - getting program and module location by exported symbol

The documentation can be found at:

and the source can be obtained at:

Please post your reviews on the mailing list and if possible, answer the
following questions:

- Should the library be accepted?
- How useful is it?
- What's your evaluation of
   - Design
   - Implementation
   - Documentations
   - Tests
- How much effort did you put into your evaluation?
- Did you attempt to use the library? On what systems and compilers?

This formal review has a couple of adjustments in place:

- It will run for two calendar weeks, not for 10 days, as a number of people
   said 10 days is too little. That said, please try to submit a review during
   first week, so that necessary discussion can happen conveniently.
- The documentation site has Google Analytics enabled, which will allow us to
   see which pages and navigation paths are most useful for reviewers. No personally
   identifiable information will be collected. I will post the data after the review
   is over.


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