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Subject: Re: [boost] "peer reviewed" - Rights and responsibilities of maintainers
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-16 14:49:42

On 10/16/18 7:23 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Alexander Grund wrote:
> >
> which does indeed crash
> That's easy enough to follow and does show a legitimate problem, in my
> opinion, although Robert refuses to acknowledge it for some reason.

The test does not show anything at all. It's ill conceived. A similar
test could be made and it might be useful, but if I do all I'll get is a
lot of heat from people who haven't take the time to understand what is
actually going on.

> the only failures are with Clang and they happen without your patch as
> well.

My version of the patch captures the essence of the PR while retaining
the original intent of the code. It's much simpler and alters many less
files. I have no idea why I am being criticized for making this patch.

> In either case, it has to be Robert who approves and applies the patch,
> as "the community" doesn't understand the library as well as he does. (I
> certainly do not.)

FWIW - I often forget how the library works. Sometimes an issue comes
up with code that hasn't been visited in over a decade. In such cases I
have to review the documentation, tests and source code. I think I'm
the only one who actually does this.

Robert Ramey

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