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This pretty, modern C++ documentation

Special thanks for Outcome v2

For a second time, Charley Bay stepped up as review manager. Given how much work it was for the v1 review, I can only say thank you.

Andrzej Krzemienski went far beyond the call of duty in the development of Outcome v2. He wrote the front page, and the start of the tutorial. He thus set the tone, pacing, style and form of the tutorial which I merely continued for the rest of the tutorial. He also volunteered considerable amounts of his time as as primary peer reviewer for the v2 design and implementation, asking many very valuable “stupid questions” at least one of which caused a major rethink and refactor. If Outcome v2 passes its second peer review, it’s because of Andrzej. Thank you.

Jonathan Müller invested countless hours in his doxygen replacement tool Standardese which Outcome uses to generate the reference API docs, and a not insignificant number of those went on fixing issues for Outcome. Thank you.

Special thanks for Outcome v1

To Paul Bristow who proposed the name “Outcome” for the library after a very extended period of name bikeshedding on boost-dev. I had been minded to call the library “Boost.Donkey” just to shut everyone up because the name bike shedding was getting ridiculous. But Outcome is a lot nicer, so thank you Paul.

My heartfelt thanks to Charley Bay for acting as review manager for Outcome in May 2017. It is becoming ever harder to find a Boost review manager, so thank you! My thanks also to the CppCast team Rob Irving and Jason Turner for so quickly getting me on to CppCast to discuss expected<T, E> during the Outcome peer review to help publicise the review.

More general thanks are due to those on boost-dev, Reddit and SG14 for extensive and often very detailed feedback on the library pretty much from its beginning. You are all too numerous to remember, but certainly Tongari and Andrzej Krzemienski come to mind as having engaged in particularly long discussion threads with tons of useful feedback which clarified my thinking. Andrzej also went through the documentation with a fine toothed comb before the review, finding many small errata and confusing wording.

Finally, my thanks to Vicente for driving Expected from its beginnings to hopefully standardisation before 2020. It’s many years of work getting something standardised, even more years than getting a library into Boost which as you can see from the history above took about three years.