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Subject: Re: [boost] expected/result/etc
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-27 04:11:26

On 26 Jan 2016 at 20:19, Michael Marcin wrote:

> > I also strongly emphasise that nothing in Outcome is fixed, things
> > may yet change. Outcome is not in the Boost review queue, nor may
> > never be.
> Fair enough.

To be more specific, I am still not happy with the boilerplate macros
typing out code which converts errors/exceptions from one type of
outcome/result/option into another, and these may yet change

There is still a bit of sloppiness in the API design of
outcome/result/option, and you'll probably notice that yourself. The
sloppiness is partially keeping options option for further reduction
of boilerplate typing, partially cruft, partially laziness.

A version of this actually presented for review here would remove
rather than add, a pared down to essentials edition would be valuable
once I completely understand what the essentials exactly are. That
said, I'm not expecting to present Outcome for entry to Boost as a
library in itself: Outcome will be an internal library for AFIO v2,
which in turn will be an internal library for my transactional
embedded key value database.

> Would you like feedback on it if I use it anyways?

Oh yes please, the futurey stuff has some definite showstopper bugs
but the remainder I currently believe to be ready for feedback from

BTW I am aware the unit tests are currently failing, and I'll try to
push a fix (it's trivial) shortly. The CIs for Outcome has actually
stopped working in November, I hadn't noticed till now.


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