Subject: [boost] [safe_numerics] The review is ongoing
From: Andrzej Krzemienski (akrzemi1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-06 07:54:08
This is to remind you about the ongoing review of safe_numerics library by
Robert Ramey. The review will run till March 11th.
Even if you find the format of the full review too demanding, a partial
review, or simply your perception of whether the library should be given a
place in Boost, will be of value, and may have an impact on the final
safe_numerics is a set of drop-in replacements for the built-in integer
types, which make the guarantee that the results of operations are either
correct according to the rules of integer arithmetic or report a
diagnosable error (rather than offering modulo arithmetic results, or
resulting in undefined behavior, or returning incorrect results as in the
case of signed vs. unsigned comparisons).
The library can be found on GitHub:
Formal Review comments can be posted publicly on the mailing list or Boost
Library Incubator <http://blincubator.com>, or sent privately to the review
manager, that is myself.
Here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:
- What is your evaluation of the design?
- What is your evaluation of the implementation?
- What is your evaluation of the documentation?
- What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
- Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any
- How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
reading? In-depth study?
- Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
And most importantly:
Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
For more information about Boost Formal Review Process, see:
Your review is needed!
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