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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost is supposed to serve *the entire C++ community; it isn't Boost's goal to serve Boost's community*
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-21 18:03:23

Niall Douglas wrote:
> I began putting together an initial checklist of potential automatable C++
> style and design checkers via a clang AST parser at
> The idea was
> that people could submit their library, and get it scored and ranked on a
> dashboard. All automated.

You can't automate out human judgment. And even if you could, human judgment
is the basis of reputation. "A collection of libraries that have passed
certain scripted checks" doesn't have the same value, because a script has
no face.

> ... truly serving the C++ community at large, not just yet more Boost
> parochialism.

Oh come on.

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