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Subject: [Boost-announce] Review Conclusion - Futures Library
From: Tom Brinkman (reportbase_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-21 00:30:31

Review Conclusion - Futures Library

Braddock Gaskill

Anthony Williams

The lack of examples and documentation made them difficult to review.
Nevertheless, Anthony Williams futures library did receive almost unanimous
and enthusiastic support. Unfortunately, the depth of the support was
very shallow.

I just finished my first read of Anthony's book "C++ Concurrency in Action and
acknowledge his expertise in the areas of multi threaded and parallel

Anthony is the maintainer of boost::threads.

Anthony's Future library has been approved for the next major release
of c++ standard.


Braddock Gaskill - Rejected
Anthony Williams - Approved

Anthony's Futures library is approved for inclusion into
boost::threads. As he is the
maintainer of that library, he should be given maximum latitude about
how that is to be done.

In the future, if Anthony wants to re-publish the library as a
top-level boost library, then
he needs to resubmit it again with samples and test cases, which are lacking.


As per the usual boost library requirements, examples and test cases are needed.
Anthony should also improve the documentation, which should
not be a problem as he is a prolific author in the area of multi
threaded programming.

Review Manager
Tom Brinkman

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