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Subject: [boost] [Fit] Formal review / Kris
From: Krzysztof Jusiak (krzysztof_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-19 15:26:18


Firstly, sorry for submitting my review so late.

> - Whether you believe the library should be accepted into Boost

Yes. Although the submission is not perfect, I prefer boolean logic, and,
therefore Fit a 1 for me.

> - Your name

Krzysztof Jusiak

> - Your knowledge of the problem domain.

I have been implementing similar solutions myself when experimenting
with lambdas. I have also checked out functional part of Hana library.

> You are strongly encouraged to also provide additional information:
> - What is your evaluation of the library's:
> * Design

IMHO design is decent. Functionality is loosely coupled and really easy to
There are a few inconsistencies here and there but there were pointed out
and they don't have a huge impact on the overall solution.

> * Implementation

Quite a lot of macros but most of these are due to lack of language
features or compilers bugs.
Besides that, it looks alright. Moreover, I do agree with most issues
pointed out already.

> * Documentation

Motivation could have been much better. Examples showing how much pain might
be saved using Fit in comparison to writing the same things by hand would
be great.
Moreover, ready to copy examples would simplify testing the library.
Personally, I would also add disassembled code for these examples showing
well-optimized code Fit can produce. Maybe, it's worth to add try-it-online
functionality too?

> * Tests

Tests are short and easy to follow. I can't see coverage but it seems like
things are tested. Travis addition with each push make me confident that
the library
is always in a good shape.
I would like to see performance tests though for both compilation times and
run times.

> * Usefulness

IMHO Fit is defo a library to have in Boost for modern C++ development.
I find the solutions provided by Fit very useful as I have been writing
similar functionality myself. Nevertheless, documentation needs improving
(as it was stated already) in order to state the purpose more clearly with
clean examples. I have been worrying that there will be a clash with Hana.
Having 2 modern libraries providing similar functionality would be
however, my concerns were already clarified by Louis.

> - Did you attempt to use the library? If so:
> * Which compiler(s)

Clang 3.7/3.8/HEAD, MSVC 2015

> * What was the experience? Any problems?

No issues.

> - How much effort did you put into your evaluation of the review?

A few hours for the review, however, I have been looking and trying
Fit for a while.


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