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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Boost-announce] [boost] [afio] Formal review of Boost.AFIO
From: Ahmed Charles (acharles_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-31 04:13:12

I have reviews from the following people:

Roland Bock <rbock_at_[hidden]>
Paul A. Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]>

Thomas Heller <thom.heller_at_[hidden]>
Hartmut Kaiser <hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden]>

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <jeremy_at_[hidden]>

If you've sent a review and I've missed it, do let me know. There have
been lots of emails this week and I want to make sure I've caught all of
the reviews.

On 8/22/2015 6:08 PM, Ahmed Charles wrote:
> The formal review of the Boost.AFIO library starts, August 21st and ends
> on Monday August 31st.
> Boost.AFIO provides a portable API implementing synchronous and
> asynchronous race-free filesystem and scatter-gather file i/o. It requires
> a minimum of C++ 11. It has minimum dependencies on a Filesystem TS and a
> Networking TS implementation (e.g. Boost.Filesystem and Boost.ASIO).
> Backends are provided for the Windows NT kernel and POSIX.
> The utility of a portable library providing strong concurrent race
> guarantees about filesystem and file i/o can be seen in its tutorial where
> a transactional ACID key-value store is built from first principles.
> Boost.AFIO was brought to Boost as part of GSoC 2013 and Niall Douglas has
> continued to develop and improve the library since then, generating two
> internal implementation libraries Boost.APIBind and Boost.Monad which are
> expected to be separately brought for Boost review in 2016.
> The documentation can be found here:
> The source code can be found here:
> Online web compiler playpen can be found here:
> Please answer the following questions:
> 1. Should Boost.AFIO be accepted into Boost? Please state all
> conditions for acceptance explicity.
> 2. What is your evaluation of the design?
> 3. What is your evaluation of the implementation?
> 4. What is your evaluation of the documentation?
> 5. What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
> 6. Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have
> any problems?
> 7. How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
> reading? In-depth study?
> 8. Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
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