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Subject: [Boost-announce] [Boost-users] Boost.Fit review Mars 3-20 result
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-16 14:56:10


I will be out for two weeks and I wanted to at least give the result of the Boost.Fit library review even if I would need more time to have a complete report.


The review of the proposed Boost.Fit library ended on Mars 20, 2016. The verdict is:

 Conditional acceptance (a new review is needed)

There were too much concerns about the documentation and what exactly this library is proposing and not enough reviews commenting the design, code and test for each one of the proposed functions.

From the review discussion I deduce that there is some interest in the library, and that some people don't understand yet what the library is proposing.

Paul has started already to take in account some if the issues raised during the review and a lot of them must be resolved before we re-try a new review.
There were some discussion about the name of the library, but there were no consensus. Paul is free to change the name of his library and see how people react.

On behalf of the Boost community, I would like to thank Paul Fultz for the work he has put into the Fit library so far.
I encourage him to continue to evolve this library and to bring it back for a new review.

We had seven 6 formal votes, and 2 more votes without a complete review abbreviated here:

Steaven Watanabe: No in his current state
Zach Laine : Conditinal acceptance
Krzysztof Jusiak: Accepted
Artyom Beilis : Rejected
Peter Dimov : Accepted (no review)
Manuel Sancher : Accepted (no review)
Rob Stewart : Conditinal acceptance ???
Louis Dionne : Conditinal acceptance

There were other people that participated on the review giving their advice respect to a specific issue.

I thank each of these reviewers, and indeed everyone who invested some time participating in the discussions.

If you feel that I have misrepresented your position, or have omitted or garbled an important point, please respond: the archived mail thread should accurately reflect the will of the community, even if this message does not.

Detailed Report

You will need to wait yet for a month before I will be able to do it.
On the mean time there are a lot of issues that must be addressed and that are part of the github issues.

For more information see:




Hopping this helps,
Vicente Botet Escriba

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