Subject: Re: [boost] proposed new library "histogram"
From: Hans Dembinski (hans.dembinski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-06 15:13:18
I added support for move semantics using boost::move.
On 05/05/2016 03:21 AM, Klemens Morgenstern wrote:
> Am 05.05.2016 um 00:21 schrieb Hans Dembinski:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I recently added a new library called "histogram" to the Boost
>> Incubator. I would like to advertise it a little here in the hope to
>> find a person interested in reviewing it. I hope that shameless
>> self-advertisement is not going against some rule of this list, but I am
>> sure you will let me know.
> Well no, that's part of the purpose of the mailing list. Though be
> prepared, that you may get very harsh criticism here.
>> My background is in analysis of big data in the fields of particle
>> physics and astroparticle physics. Boost is very popular among my peers,
>> since it is a free, high-quality, rich, and very well maintained
>> collection of libraries. There is a growing number of tools to do
>> statistical analysis in Boost and I think this project would fit in
>> nicely, and fill a gap. We work with histograms a lot, so that's why my
>> interest came from.
> All this sound quite interesting. I took a look at your documentation
> and the tests and I have to say: I have no clue what this library
> does. That is, yes, it helps you to write histograms, surce, but how
> does that look? This might be obvious for you as the developer, but
> for me it's completely unclear - maybe you can enhance your examples
> by providing the actually generated output.
> Because if you want interesent in your library you need people to have
> a clue what you're talking about. That does not mean, that you need to
> give every detail, but to have an overview and an basic idea would be
>> I am a senior programmer in C++ and Python with 10 years of experience.
>> Guiding development through code reviews and tickets, as well as taking
>> on responsibility for continuous maintenance, are natural for me.
>> Naturally, I am willing to commit free time to maintain the project
>> should it be accepted, and do my share of the work in this community.
>> I put a lot of thought and effort into this project, the rationale and
>> my design choices are explained in the documentation, which I wrote
>> according to the advice given at the Boost Incubator website. The
>> project is feature complete from my side. What it needs now is the input
>> from the Boost community to round off possible edges and to make the
>> interface rich enough for everybody. I am good at considering the user
>> perspective, but I cannot anticipate everyone's needs.
> Is it pure C++03? Because (just from looking into it) it seems a lot
> of stuff in histrogramm.hpp could be done with templates, i.e. without
> marcos. But that's just my impression. Also things like
> move-constructors seem to be missing, which would make a lot of sense
> for a histogram. I would also use std::array instead of C-Arrays, etc..
> Also: I think you will still need to provide bjam files, because
> that's still the way boost is built (though there has been lively
> discussion about cmake).
>> In case you got interested, here are the links:
>> Incubator link:
>> github link:
>> Best regards,
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