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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding polymorphic_value to boost
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-20 20:01:08

On 11/20/17 11:41 AM, Zach Laine via Boost wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Peter Dimov via Boost <

> ... I'm one of the people who
> keeps insisting in LEWG that things go through Boost (or other avenues of
> widespread use) before being standardized.


My expectation is that the
> review will be very instructive, even if the library is rejected.
> Rejection is actually a very important data point! I would expect LEWG to
> delay standardization or to do a substantial re-think of whether this
> should be standardized at all if it is rejected.
> So Jonathan does not actually solicit feedback. It is what it is, take it
>> or leave it.
> I think that overstates it a bit, having talked to Jonathan about this.
> Again, Jonathan can correct me if I'm wrong.

FWIW - I think that boost should approach this as it always has. That
is, either reject, accept or accept with some modest conditions.

And I think the committee should do what IT usually does: accept,
reject, or redesign leveraging on experience as provided by users and

Boost and the Committee are related, but they are not the same. If they
were, one would be superfluous.

Robert Ramey

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