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From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-12-26 19:23:24

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 2:31 AM Barrett Adair via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Many thanks are owed to all who participated in the formal review of Zach
> Laine's STLInterfaces library, especially during this busy holiday season:
> * Hadriel Kaplan - ACCEPT
> * Andreas Wass - ACCEPT
> * Rainer Deyke - ACCEPT
> * Arthur Gruzauskas - ACCEPT
> * Krystian Stasiowski - ACCEPT
> * Gavin Lambert - Technical comments

Thanks to everyone who participated in the review!

3. Documentation
> Reviewers found the documentation to be "ok". A common request was for
> better organization of derived-class requirements, particularly with the
> container_interface template. Reviewers also lamented the lack of training
> wheels for the subject matter.

I already have a Github ticket to add better organization to what already
exists in the container_interface docs, and I agree that more up-front
basic introduction is probably useful for those new to the domain.

> 4. Tests
> Hadriel noted the lack of non-copyable value_type tests,

This is a good point. I'll add these.

> The reviews clearly demonstrate a consensus. Accordingly, I'm pleased to
> announce that STLInterfaces is CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED as a Boost library.
> Conditions for acceptance:
> 1. Remove optional dependency on cmcstl2 (issue #27)
> 2. Add Boost license comments to all files, including appveyor.yml,
> .travis.yml,, */CMakeLists.txt (issue #26)
> 3. Support Boost.Build (issue #25)
> 4. Replace googletest with Boost equivalent (issue #24)
> 5. Remove usage of non-existent v2_dtl members in container_interface.hpp
> (issue #22)
> 6. Include <tuple> for std::tie usage in C++14 mode (issue #21)
> 7. Fix dangling parens in container_inteface.hpp:731 (issue #20)
> 8. Make Concepts usage C++20-conformant (issue #13)
> 9. Remove the destructor in container_interface (issue #12)
> 10. Add tests for non-copyable value types (issue #30)

I'll get to work on these. FWIW, I always intended to switch to
Boost.Build and Boost.Test after the review -- I just failed to mention
this beforehand. As for the use of cmcstl2, I think it was important to
get this working to prove to myself that the C++20 version can be
implemented without several of the limitations that the pre-concepts
version suffers from.

> Suggestions:
> 1. Explicitly document the signatures and return types of functions
> provided by base class templates (issue #23)
> 2. Mention the C++20 generator pattern in documentation (issue #19)
> 3. Document the library's interactions with Ranges (issue #18)
> 4. Remove unnecessary comments (issue #17)
> 5. Investigate compile error in VS2015 (msvc 19.0.3) due to issues with
> noexcept() operator in function overloading (issue #16)
> 6. Rename container_interface to sequence_container_interface (issue #15)
> 7. Change the 'contiguous' bool to an enum (issue #14)
> 8. Document the relationship between value_type operator== and
> containter_interface-defined operator== (issue #11)
> 9. Improve table/section names for better navigation of container_interface
> tutorial (issue #10)
> 10. Clean up BOOST_STL_INTERFACES_DOXYGEN usage (issue #28)
> 11. Split up fwd.hpp into multiple headers (issue #29)
> 12. Document optimization trade-offs of proxy_iterator_interface (issue
> #30)
> Rationale:
> 1. Condition #1 is, I feel, the appropriate default as review manager. If
> Zach feels strongly about keeping the optional dependency on cmcstl2, we
> should discuss.

I put it in a v2 namespace, and explicitly called it experimental and
temporary in the docs. That being said, that clearly is not sufficient to
overcome the large amount of confusion it introduces. I'll leave it on a
branch on Github, but will not include it in a Boost release. The v2
implementation that uses the C++20 standard library will re-appear when at
least one major implementation can support it.

> 2. Unless the library requirements webpage has fallen out of date, new
> libraries must still support Boost.Build.


> 3. A not-so-quick grep of current Boost libraries yields no `gtest`
> results. I assume that we do not allow googletest as the sole test
> framework in a library.


> 4. The other conditions should be self-explanatory.

They are.

> Thank you Zach for your contributions, and I look forward to working with
> you to add this library into Boost.

Thanks very much Barrett for managing the review! Having done it once
before, I understand just how much work it is.


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