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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] [afio] Formal review of Boost.AFIO
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-26 06:41:16

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Niall Douglas
> Sent: 25 August 2015 18:28
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]; boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] [afio] Formal review of Boost.AFIO
> On 25 Aug 2015 at 8:17, Robert Ramey wrote:
> > > Please answer the following questions:
> > >
> > > 1. Should Boost.AFIO be accepted into Boost? Please state all
> > > conditions for acceptance explicity.
> > >
> > > Provisionally, yes.
> > >
> > > Requirements:
> > <snip>

> I read the provisional yes as meaning yes to how the library is roadmapped to look like in the
> and he recommends an additional mini-review at that point which could introduce yet another mini-
> review after again. In other words, he's saying fundamentally it's good, but needs a lot more work
> Paul please do correct me if I am wrong in this interpretation.

Correct - and more -

"that we wish and trust Niall to get it right - eventually."


 "we want a veto if we *really strongly* object".
> There is precedent for this: Boost.Fiber was provisionally approved here as a C++ 98 library with
> condition of a mini-review before entry. Boost.Fiber is now a C++ 14 library and sufficiently
> from the library originally reviewed it may require a second mini-review if during its first
> it is felt still lacking.
> I think this pattern of repeated mini-reviews caused by changes to the common implementations of
> the C++ standard rather than the libraries themselves is going to be very common next few years.
> these changes to AFIO are almost entirely driven by changes since
> 2012 to the various WG21 technical standards. If they hadn't changed and C++ compilers
> MSVC) hadn't changed, AFIO wouldn't have changed. It's very similar for Fiber, which had to be
> refactored in the face of substantial changes in C++ 14.



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