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Subject: Re: [boost] [review][Fit] Fit Review Results
From: Vinnie Falco (vinnie.falco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-25 01:33:09

On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Matt Calabrese via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> It is my privilege to announce that the Boost library count will once
> again be incremented as Paul Fultz II's library Fit has been accepted
> into Boost without conditions.

Thank you for taking your personal time to act as the review manager,
it is plain to see that it is a lot of work.

And congratulations to Paul and his new Boost library!

> opinion
> is that this should be up to the author to choose whether or not he
> will change the name before it is added to boost and so I do not think
> it would be appropriate for us to strictly require or encourage such a
> change. If the author found the arguments against the name compelling,
> then he is welcome to change the name, but he should not feel
> obligated to do so.
> As a quick note on that, we have several high quality and highly
> regarded libraries in Boost with names that may not directly tell
> users what the library is for. Based on their popularity, I do not
> believe that it has significantly negatively affected their usage or
> ability to be found. A library name also may be important to an author
> as a creative outlet and I think it would be... poor form us to force
> such a change in this particular case and in other cases unless there
> are very strong reasons (i.e. the name is overly or intentionally
> misleading or there are legal concerns).

This is very elegantly stated; I've had similar thoughts but could not
find the words.
I find it motivating to work with folks who take up this level of


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