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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: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-21 19:21:19

On 5/21/16 4:09 PM, Andrey Semashev wrote:

> 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.

The boost community open about considering ideas. It's just that not
all ideas are recognized as good ones. Just the fact that some idea
doesn't convince a consensus, doesn't mean that Boost is harsh,
parochial, close minded, old, or whatever. It likely means that that
... the not many people consider it a good idea. This is the simplest
explanation and I'm sure the correct one.

What would boost look like if we accepted every idea proposed? OK too
ridiculous. What would boost look like if half the ideas proposed were
accepted? Still too ridiculous. Is there any idea you think should be
accepted? Do you really believe that replacing the current review
system with some automatic scoring system would be an improvement? Then
go ahead and make your case. But don't accuse those who have made a
better case of having some sort of personal failures. I know you don't
mean to do this, but that's what your doing.

Robert Ramey

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