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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost.Beast vs Boost.Asio
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-04 10:17:28

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost-users [mailto:boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Vinnie Falco via Boost-users
> Sent: 03 December 2018 19:00
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]; Cristian Morales Vega
> Cc: Vinnie Falco
> Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost.Beast vs Boost.Asio
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 10:25 AM Cristian Morales Vega
> <cristian_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > But you have already written it, if you would offer the patch
> > to add that documentation to Asio wouldn't Christopher take it?
> Well there are a few problems there. He couldn't add it to Boost.Asio
> without also adding it to stand-alone Asio. My documentation is kind
> of boost-specific (I'm working on that though). And he would probably
> have written it differently (or not at all). This means that whenever
> I want to update it, he will have to also spend time on it. This puts
> an unnecessary burden on someone. Furthermore it isn't clear that
> Chris is the best person to be writing tutorials (or myself for that
> matter). Everyone is specialized differently so I think it is better
> for the people who have 1. the incentive, and 2. the ability to
> maintain the work.

Authors should never write their own docs ;-)
> > Fair enough. Better to have a workaround than nothing. But until
> > somebody with more OpenSSL knowledge comes with a proper fix, wouldn't
> > the workaround be better in the Asio repository?
> Yes this would be better if it was fixed upstream (in Asio).
> > To be fair, I don't know how the different Boost libraries are
> > developed. Maybe it's too difficult for the developer of one library
> > to contribute to another library?
> Each Boost library is like its own kingdom with its own ruler. Within
> a library, the author is mostly free to do as they wish. It would be
> nice to resolve some of these issues though.

Do 'see also' links of the form help here

help in resolving this?

Both libraries could (should even) helpfully cross-link each other?

A PR that is just a link is much more likely to be accepted than something that needs real effort?


Paul A. Bristow
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