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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-21 15:55:56

Niall Douglas wrote:

> Well, that's just ignorant and self serving elitism.

Remarkable how much this ignorant and self-serving elitism could do for the
C++ community over the years. Surely by accident or by mistake.

> A steering committee of non-Boost-developers stands a far better chance
> of...

... changing Boost into non-Boost, because everyone feels the need to remake
things that are alien to him in his own image.

Boost has been created and has been maintained (not just in a technical
sense) by developers, and what it is today reflects it. A steering committee
of non-Boost-developers is capable of producing something good, but this
good thing will no longer be Boost, except by name.

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