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From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-05-01 09:49:17

On 30/04/2021 23:55, Jeff Garland via Boost wrote:
> C++Now 2021 is next week. For those that have never been, every year we
> have a workshop session called Library in a Week. While the goal of the
> session might be obvious from the title, needless to say, final Boost
> libraries don't happen in a week. So, actually, the real underlying goal
> is to build boost community and discuss c++ library design with projects
> that don't conflict with attendees day jobs.
> Every year at the end of the session, I solicit ideas from the community
> about what 'library' we should work on in the following year. One
> consistent suggestion has been to work on boost community maintenance.
> With the conference all virtual this year, I think this is the year to do
> it. The goal will be to generate pull requests from new or even old boost
> participants to improve our code base.
> While I'm sure we could wander around the various libraries and find issues
> that need some work to generate pull requests, I'm posting this looking for
> suggestions from the bigger community. Note that this doesn't need to be
> exclusive to new code -- it can be documentation or tests. Are there
> particular libraries we should look at? Are there particular issues that
> someone would like a hand tackling? Are there some upgrades to newer c++
> features that someone could jump in on?

Yes.  Boost.Graph could do with a close look, in particular:

* There are pull requests for new features which need reviewing by
someone competent in the field.

* The code base is rather ancient, and some careful modernization
wouldn't go amiss.

Best, John.

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