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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: Replacing things with solutions from Boost
Date Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:02:28 GMT

Hi Regina;

I fear that if we create a branch for it, it will be completely untested:

- I suspect that I would be the only one using such branch, and things like
the building issue with STLport would've been unnoticed.[1]

- The changes are really, really small and localized and just don't justify
a branch.

FWIW, in my local box I replaced Gamma (which was based on boost code

The only other thing that I would plan to replace before 4.0 is the statistics
distributions and Boost makes that really REALLY easy. The new FDIST
as defined in ODF is just two lines (and one of them is the #include line)

I do plan to make patches and spreadsheets available for early testers, but I
won't start a branch for two patches (OK, actually three if you count what
I will do to the PRNG).

Maho-san, may have bigger changes in mind, i that case we may consider
a branch,


[1] Also note that the fix was applied with sufficient scope for all our math
stuff so that won't bother againl.

> Da: Regina Henschel <>
>A: AOO dev <> 
>Inviato: Domenica 6 Gennaio 2013 10:19
>Oggetto: Replacing things with solutions from Boost
>Hi all,
>there are attempts to replace things with better solutions provided by Boost. Although
I'm not against this aim, I have concerns doing this directly on trunk. Wouldn't it be better,
to first make it on a branch and have time enough to test it for all platforms, before it
get integrated?
>There are already ia2 and sidebar to go into AOO4.0. I fear that changing to Boost will
be to much to test till AOO4.0.
>Kind regards
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