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Subject: Re: [boost] [review queue] What to do about the library review queue?
From: Vinnie Falco (vinnie.falco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-14 22:04:45

On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> "Only those who have managed a boost review can expect their library
> submissions to be to be reviewed."

I've thought about volunteering to be a review manager. But I've also
considered being a reviewer. It was very intimidating to see my
progress and thoughts about a particular library versus other peoples'
experience and writings. To the point where I have doubts about my
ability to make a meaningful contribution as a reviewer or a review

In particular for libraries that lie outside my domain of knowledge, I
feel like I have nothing to offer other than perhaps attempting to
build and run the tests.

If I feel this way, is it possible there are many others who feel the
same way? It seems to me that acting as a review manager requires
specialized skills and also good knowledge and understanding of the
libraries that are in Boost. How could we expect someone whose only
knows a little Boost who then writes their own library for a formal
review, to cross this knowledge gap?

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