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Subject: Re: [boost] [process] Formal Review starts today, 27 October
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-28 05:57:41

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Antony Polukhin
> Sent: 27 October 2016 07:27
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> Subject: [boost] [process] Formal Review starts today, 27 October
> Dear Boost community,
> The formal review of Klemens David Morgenstern's Process library
> begins today, 27th October and ends on 5th November.
> Process is a C++11 library to manage system processes. It can be used to:
> * create child processes
> * setup streams for child processes
> * communicate with child processes through streams (synchronously or
> asynchronously)
> * wait for processes to exit (synchronously or asynchronously)
> * terminate processes
> Full documentation with examples and tutorial is available at
> Stable source codes for review are available at
> Latest source codes available at
> * Whether you believe the library should be accepted into Boost

> * Conditions for acceptance

> - Your knowledge of the problem domain
> You are strongly encouraged to also provide additional information:
> - What is your evaluation of the library's:

> * Design
Many years in evolution and time for widespread use.
Wisely does not attempt a DSL, but appears to provide the tools needed to write DSLs?
(Might be useful for a 'Son of Bjam' being discussed at present?).

The passing of parameters to processes appears contentious. But the whole passing of parameters in C++ and arguments to compilers
and tools remains pre-last-millennium - so that it is difficult to avoid the current muddled messiness.

> * Implementation
In use. Mature-ish.

> * Documentation
Excellent - only a few dysfunctional links but these (and a few typos) that will no doubt be fixed when implemented in the main
Boost tree. C++ Reference section already working helpfully using Doxygen-syntax comments in the code. Includes examples where
helpful. Only fails to use code snippets to ensure that 'What You See is What Compiles'. *nix-centric making excessive assumptions
about Windows programmers? An index would be useful.

> * Tests
Not studied but tests do exist (as do examples). More (both tests and examples), especially for Windows, would be always be good.

> * Usefulness
Very useful, and in real-life use.

> - Did you attempt to use the library?

> - How much effort did you put into your evaluation of the review?
A brief read of documentation (and reading the development of the library over the years on the Boost lists).


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