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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: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-21 19:09:07

On Sunday, 22 May 2016 02:03:17 MSK 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. Even better, non-Boost library
> authors could use the same system as tuneups for their own code - a
> solution truly serving the C++ community at large, not just yet more
> Boost parochialism.
> It was not warmly received by the community. I got publicly accused
> of all sorts of malevolent behaviours, so I abandoned the effort and
> moved onto more productive uses of my time.

Wow. Boost community is so harsh, unfair and narrow. I must say I'm amazed
with your persistence in communicating with it - it sounds like it's a pure waste
of your time.

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