Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] non-interface-related concerns
From: Glen Fernandes (glen.fernandes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-28 00:28:53
On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Niall Douglas via Boost wrote:
>>> I have also received quite a bit of private email begging me to keep
>>> Outcome free of a hard Boost dependency if accepted.
>>> Actually there is overwhelming evidence that Boost **users** do not want
>>> a dependency on Boost. But I've been saying that for years now.
>> It seems like these users are best satisfied with just
>> github.com/ned14/outcome. i.e. They wouldn't even need Outcome to be
>> part of the Boost collection of libraries, if they desire Outcome to
>> be standalone and independent of Boost.
> That's not what I've been told.
> They want Boost libraries without all the hassle that comes with Boost
> libraries. I keep saying this for years, but no one here on boost-dev
> appears to listen.
They're telling you they want a Boost release to contain your Outcome
library, but that they only want to depend on your Outcome library and
nothing else in Boost?
Why wouldn't they prefer to download a 1 MB outcome.zip from
github/ned14 instead of a 150 MB Boost release zip?
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