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Subject: [Boost-announce] [review] FSM Library review result
From: Martin Vuille (martin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-05 10:36:09

This is a brief report of the results of the review of
Andrey Semashev's Finite State Machines (FSM) library.
I want to do justice to the discussions that took place,
and will follow-up with a complete summary next week.

In spite of a good amount of discussion and an extension
of the review period, the number of reviews was smaller
than I had hoped for. Nonetheless, I believe that the library
received an adequate review and, based on the review comments
and other discussions, the FSM library cannot be accepted
into Boost at this time.

A total of four reviews were submitted, as follows:

   Andrea Carbone: YES
   Phil Endecott: NO
   Jeff Flinn: NO
   Chris Knight: NO

Darryl Green also submitted a mini-review, which did not
include an explicit yes or no vote, but expressed doubt
about whether the library should be accepted.

On the positive side, several people noted that the goals
of the library (simplicity and greater performance than
Boost.StateCharts) were valid and that such a library was
needed in some applications. I personally support this view.

I would like to thank Andrey for his efforts in developing
the library. I would like to encourage him to pursue the
discussions that were begun during this review and perhaps
try again with an updated submission.


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