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Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] Review
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-02 22:21:00

> The library is weakly motivated -- the motivation boils down to a less
> expensive alternative to throwing exceptions. A stronger motivation
> would have been to mention use cases were errors cannot be propagated by
> throwing exceptions. Here are two examples:

Thanks for the review.

You may be interested to know than an earlier edition of the tutorial
made use of ASIO as an example, it attracted a lot of criticism for
being too hard to understand. I also had an example using concurrency, I
was told to ditch that as well. What remains is a very simple threadpool
implementation in the tutorial.

I am also mindful in all these reviews suggesting things for the
documentation that the average end user is not a Boost library
developer. A tutorial aimed at the likes of us is considered far too
terse and dense for say the average Reddit /r/cpp developer.

But thank you anyway for the review and suggestions. I'll see what I can do.


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