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Subject: Re: [boost] [asio] Issues piling up
From: Jamie Allsop (ja11sop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-11 20:52:47

On 11/10/2018 16:36, Vinnie Falco via Boost wrote:
> There are issues which are years old which have been lingering in the
> Boost.Asio repository, and there are also old issues in the
> stand-alone Asio repository. It seems like these are being ignored, is
> there any strategy for addressing this?
> Examples:
> This one is going on a year:
> <>

I think it is fair to say from the commit history of Asio and the huge
amount of work that has gone into modifying and enhancing the library to
keep it in sync with the Networking TS that it is, in fact, being
actively maintained.

Some issues like #77 are in fact fixed, but the ticket hasn't been
closed. (I guess there are multiple places now where issues get raised
to add to the excitement). In an ideal world I'm sure we'd all be really
good at that, but given the huge importance of Asio to the C++ language
in general, no doubt some sort of time trade-off was made to prioritise
that work over pure issue hygiene?

> Two years:
> <>

Certainly an interesting example but also a somewhat complex feature
request that brings with it a number of trade-off decisions that, (sadly
for some) means this presumably is a lower priority than other Asio work
- like the Networking TS and the many useful and significant updates
that have been made to support that, not to mention Executors...

Also from your contributions to the issue it looks like there is a
work-around implemented for a primary use-case (Beast) making this less
of a priority potentially.

Honestly as heavy user of Boost I sympathise with the sentiment, but I
think it is a real stretch, not to mention very unfair to the author and
maintainer of the library, to fire out a message like this that seems to
suggest Asio is not being actively maintained, or that there is some
pressing issue that needs to be addressed.

> Thanks
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