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[boost][safe_numerics] Formal review starts today

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Hi Everyone,
Today, on March 2nd (or tomorrow, depending on your timezone), is the start of the formal review of safe_numerics library by Robert Ramey. The review will run till March 11th. I will be serving as review manager.

safe_numerics is a set of drop-in replacements for the built-in integer types, which make the guarantee that the results of operations are either correct according to the rules of integer arithmetic or report a diagnosable error (rather than offering modulo arithmetic results, or resulting in undefined behavior, or returning incorrect results as in the case of signed vs. unsigned comparisons).

The library can be found on GitHub:
https://github.com/robertramey/safe_numerics/

Online docs:
http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/robertramey/safe_numerics/master/doc/html/index.html

Formal Review comments can be posted publicly on the mailing list or Boost Library Incubator, or sent privately to the review manager, that is myself.

Here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:

  • What is your evaluation of the design?
  • What is your evaluation of the implementation?
  • What is your evaluation of the documentation?
  • What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
  • Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any problems?
  • How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick reading? In-depth study?
  • Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

And most importantly:

Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?

For more information about Boost Formal Review Process, see: http://www.boost.org/community/reviews.html

Your review is needed!

Regards,
Andrzej KrzemieĊ„ski, review manager.




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