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From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-11-24 20:47:26

On 11/24/2020 2:10 PM, Marshall Clow via Boost wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2020, at 10:55 AM, Steven Watanabe via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 11/18/20 11:18 AM, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
>>> On 11/18/2020 10:18 AM, Glen Fernandes via Boost wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 5:55 AM Edward Diener wrote:
>>>>> Is there any possibility of merging 'develop' to 'master' for the random
>>>>> library for the 1.75 release ? The 'master' branch has not been updated
>>>>> for 2 years, or since the 1.70 release. While I am not claiming all
>>>>> invaluable fixes I know my fix for Embarcadero C++ clang-based support
>>>>> and another fix for correctly auto-linking random_device is among the
>>>>> 'develop' branch fixes which have never made it to the 'master' branch.
>>>> I'm assuming this is for Steven (who is the active maintainer of
>>>> Random). i.e. Unlike the other repositories which we've helped out
>>>> with, that are either under CMT or no active maintainer.
>>> A maintainer of a library has the right to do what he wants. But it does
>>> not seem that Steven is aware of the situation. Also others may have
>>> write access to 'random' for all I know, and be able to review the merge
>>> and make the change. In the 'develop' regression tests for 'random'
>>> there are no issues which I can see in the results and the last change
>>> was over 4 months ago.
>> I can merge it now if it's okay with the release managers.
> I looked at the commits since the last merge, and only this one looks problematic for a post-beta merge.
> (We try not to add new features after the beta)
> <>
> All the rest are fine

The commit you cite above does not change anything for the end-user. All
the fix does is use type_traits rather than mpl in a number of cases,
which removes the mpl dependency for the 'random' library, and all those
cases are private implementation details which does not affect the
end-user's use of the library in any way. This commit is hardly adding a
new feature to the 'random' library.

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