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Subject: Re: [boost] [block_ptr] Request for a review manager
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-05 07:34:49

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Phil Bouchard
> Sent: 05 February 2016 04:29
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [block_ptr] Request for a review manager
> On 02/03/2016 09:02 PM, Phil Bouchard wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > As some of you might know I work full time on WebKit which in turn
> > uses a garbage collector for its Javascript interface and quite
> > honestly a garbage collector is not ready for a commercial release
> > unless you have a lot of CPU juice. So a garbage collector is unacceptable.
> >
> > On the other hand I code completed the deterministic block_ptr in 2011
> > and I am wondering if there is anything I am missing to get it through
> > the review process because this is one of the most important subject
> > in computer science:
> >
> > ndex.html
> >
> >
> > Please let me know if you are interested for me to present it and
> > answer questions live.

I know little of this subject (apart from a belief that garbage collection should not be necessary
for C++ ;-)
but having glanced at your documentation, I'm sure it has some uses.

But to become a Boost library it needs to have the right structure of files in Github
so that it can be viewed and tried out by potentially interested persons. is helpful.

Tests are essential and in the right format to run with the Boost.Build bjam/b2 toolchain so that
your library can be tested on various platforms. You also have some examples available and users
also need to be able to run these using bjam/b2.

The documentation appears to have the right content but looks a little clunky and could easily be
rejigged into the Quickbook style. Since you already have Doxygen syntax comments, these could be
added along with an automatically generated index. is a typical example of a small
library. I can assist with refactoring if you get further down the review process.

Finally you need to find a review manager and preferably some real-life users who can review

Good luck.


Paul A. Bristow
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