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Subject: Re: [boost] The future and present of Boost
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-25 05:40:21

On Thu, 25 Oct 2018 at 00:43, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 24.10.18 10:32, Mateusz Loskot via Boost wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Oct 2018 at 00:41, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> I would make an effort to end the life of some libraries, rather than
> >> ending the life of boost or their maintainers. Boost should accept it
> >> successes and its failures.
> >>
> >> - Is boost.test a success? I think it is, I am biased though. I would
> >> love to drop support for C++03 to get rid of all the intra-library
> >> dependencies that are polluting the usability.
> >> [...]
> >
> > Please, present a definition of success or failure as basis to
> > qualify a library for removal from Boost.
> That is exactly what I will *not* do, this is you to define the success
> of the library you maintain :) You know your users and the ecosystem
> around the library better than anyone else.
> [...]
> The point is: we should look at boost with fair criticism over the time
> and the success of the individual libraries. This success may be within
> boost, in the community created around that library, or anything else.

Clear. I agree with your point, taken.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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