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Subject: Re: [boost] [process] Formal review results
From: Klemens Morgenstern (klemens.morgenstern_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-09 15:00:22

Am 09.11.2016 um 19:45 schrieb Antony Polukhin:
> The Boost.Process library is accepted.
> Congratulations to Klemens, and thanks to everybody who reviewed the library!
> The votes were as follows:
> + Johannes
> - Niall Douglas
> +/- Tom Kent
> +/- Nat Goodspeed
> + Paul A. Bristow
> +/- Bjorn Reese
> + Edward Diener
> + Boris Schäling
> +/- Raphaël Londeix
> + Klaim - Joël Lamotte
> Legend:
> + accept
> - decline
> +/- accept conditionally
> Separate thanks to Gavin Lambert for providing a solution to
> deadlocking problem.
> Additional thanks to Nat Goodspeed, Niall Douglas, Gavin Lambert,
> Raphaël Londeix and Bjorn Reese for spending significant amount of
> time on discussing, reviewing or testing the library.
And not to forget, thank you for managing the process!
> -- Quick review summary --
> During the review multiple technical issues were raised and as far as
> I know, Klemens already working on them. The biggest win of the review
> - is a fix for possible deadlock with pipes.
I'm glad to report that this is already fixed.
That did however allow one additional feature: with the pipe
automatically closing, you can now use a part of the asio stuff with

asio::io_service ios;
std::future<std::string> fut;
bp::spawn("foo", std_out > fut, ios);

Not sure this is the smartest thing to do, but it could make sense for
some simple applications.
> The most controversial part of the library is it's interface. Many
> comments were addressing:
> * passing arguments
> * starting process right in `system(...)` function
> Current approaches have benefits and drawbacks, other approaches have
> different benefits and drawbacks. At this point some people agree that
> the current approach is the lesser evil.
I'm very glad to hear that.
> Reviewers also wished to have better/richer documentation.
I'll keep working on that. Additionally, Nat will help me create a
useful extension-interface, so that will become public and be
documented. With that in, there will also be more information on how the
library works internally.
> P.S.: Please continue with the discussion and report issues that would
> help to improve the library.

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