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Software News   Software News : Give your OS4 C++ programs a Boost!
   posted by ssolie on 8-Jan-2005 18:05:08 (2297 reads)
Welcome fellow OS4 C++ fans to the powerful world of Boost!

- For more information about Boost visit http://www.bo- ost.org/.
- The archive has been uploaded to OS4Depot and can be downloaded from there.


The libraries have been compiled and tested using the OS4 SDK. Full release notes are included in the archive.

Libraries Listed by Category

String and text processing
o conversion/lexical_cast - lexical_cast class template, from Kevlin Henney.
o format - Type-safe 'printf-like' format operations, from Samuel Krempp.
o regex - Regular expression library, from John Maddock
o tokenizer - Break of a string or other character sequence into a series of tokens, from John Bandela.
o string_algo - String algorithms library, from Pavol Droba

Containers
o array - STL compliant container wrapper for arrays of constant size, from Nicolai Josuttis.
o dynamic_bitset - A runtime sized version of std::bitset from Jeremy Siek and Chuck Allison.
o graph - Generic graph components and algorithms, from Jeremy Siek and a University of Notre Dame team.
o multi_array - Multidimensional containers and adaptors for arrays of contiguous data, from Ron Garcia.
o multi_index - Containers with multiple STL-compatible access interfaces, from Joaquín M López Muñoz.
o property map - Concepts defining interfaces which map key objects to value objects, from Jeremy Siek.
o variant - Safe, generic, stack-based discriminated union container, from Eric Friedman and Itay Maman.

Iterators
o graph - Generic graph components and algorithms, from Jeremy Siek and a University of Notre Dame team.
o iterators - Iterator construction framework, adaptors, concepts, and more, from Dave Abrahams, Jeremy Siek, and Thomas Witt.
o operators - Templates ease arithmetic classes and iterators, from Dave Abrahams and Jeremy Siek.
o tokenizer - Break of a string or other character sequence into a series of tokens, from John Bandela.

Algorithms
o graph - Generic graph components and algorithms, from Jeremy Siek and a University of Notre Dame team.
o minmax - standard library extensions for simultaneous min/max and min/max element computations, from Hervé Brönnimann.
o string_algo - String algorithms library, from Pavol Droba
o utility - Class next(), prior() function templates, from Dave Abrahams and others.
o range - A new infrastructure for generic algorithms that builds on top of the new iterator concepts, from Thorsten Ottosen.

Function objects and higher-order programming
o bind and mem_fn - Generalized binders for function/object/pointers and member functions, from Peter Dimov.
o function - Function object wrappers for deferred calls or callbacks, from Doug Gregor.
o functional - Enhanced function object adaptors, from Mark Rodgers.
o lambda - Define small unnamed function objects at the actual call site, and more, from Jaakko Järvi and Gary Powell.
o ref - A utility library for passing references to generic functions, from Jaako Järvi, Peter Dimov, Doug Gregor, and Dave Abrahams.
o signals - managed signals & slots callback implementation, from Doug Gregor.
o result_of - determines the type of a function call expression.

Generic Programming
o call_traits - Defines types for passing parameters, from John Maddock, Howard Hinnant, et al.
o concept check - Tools for generic programming, from Jeremy Siek.
o enable_if - Selective inclusion of function template overloads, from Jaakko Järvi, Jeremiah Willcock, and Andrew Lumsdaine.
o in_place_factory, typed_in_place_factory- Generic in-place construction of contained objects with a variadic argument-list, from Fernando Cacciola.
o operators - Templates ease arithmetic classes and iterators, from Dave Abrahams and Jeremy Siek.
o property map - Concepts defining interfaces which map key objects to value objects, from Jeremy Siek.
o static_assert - Static assertions (compile time assertions), from John Maddock.
o type_traits - Templates for fundamental properties of types, from John Maddock, Steve Cleary, et al.

Template Metaprogramming
o mpl - Template metaprogramming framework of compile-time algorithms, sequences and metafunction classes, from Aleksey Gurtovoy.
o static_assert - Static assertions (compile time assertions), from John Maddock.
o type_traits - Templates for fundamental properties of types, from John Maddock, Steve Cleary, et al.

Preprocessor Metaprogramming
o preprocessor - Preprocessor metaprogramming tools including repetition and recursion, from Vesa Karvonen and Paul Mensonides.

Math and numerics
o math - Several contributions in the domain of mathematics, from various authors.
o conversion/numeric_cast - numeric_cast class template, from Kevlin Henney.
o numeric/conversion - Optimized Policy-based Numeric Conversions, from Fernando Cacciola.
o integer - Headers to ease dealing with integral types.
o interval - Extends the usual arithmetic functions to mathematical intervals, from Guillaume Melquiond, Hervé Brönnimann and Sylvain Pion.
o math/common_factor - Greatest common divisor and least common multiple, from Daryle Walker.
o math/octonion - Octonions, from Hubert Holin.
o math/quaternion - Quaternions, from Hubert Holin.
o math/special_functions - Mathematical special functions such as atanh, sinc, and sinhc, from Hubert Holin.
o multi_array - Multidimensional containers and adaptors for arrays of contiguous data, from Ron Garcia.
o operators - Templates ease arithmetic classes and iterators, from Dave Abrahams and Jeremy Siek.
o random - A complete system for random number generation, from Jens Maurer.
o rational - A rational number class, from Paul Moore.
o uBLAS - Basic linear algebra for dense, packed and sparse matrices, from Joerg Walter and Mathias Koch.

Correctness and testing
o concept check - Tools for generic programming, from Jeremy Siek.
o static_assert - Static assertions (compile time assertions), from John Maddock.
o test - Support for simple program testing, full unit testing, and for program execution monitoring, from Gennadiy Rozental.

Data structures
o any - Safe, generic container for single values of different value types, from Kevlin Henney.
o compressed_pair - Empty member optimization, from John Maddock, Howard Hinnant, et al.
o multi_index - Containers with multiple STL-compatible access interfaces, from Joaquín M López Muñoz.
o tuple - Ease definition of functions returning multiple values, and more, from Jaakko Järvi.
o variant - Safe, generic, stack-based discriminated union container, from Eric Friedman and Itay Maman.

Input/Output
o format - Type-safe 'printf-like' format operations, from Samuel Krempp.
o io state savers - Save I/O state to prevent jumbled data, from Daryle Walker.
o assign - Filling containers with constant or generated data has never been easier, from Thorsten Ottosen.

Memory
o pool - Memory pool management, from Steve Cleary.
o smart_ptr - Five smart pointer class templates, from Greg Colvin, Beman Dawes, Peter Dimov, and Darin Adler.
o utility - Class noncopyable plus checked_delete(), checked_array_delete(), next(), prior() function templates, plus base-from-member idiom, from Dave Abrahams and others.

Miscellaneous
o base-from-member - Idiom to initialize a base class with a member, from Daryle Walker.
o compressed_pair - Empty member optimization, from John Maddock, Howard Hinnant, et al.
o conversion - Numeric, polymorphic, and lexical casts, from Dave Abrahams and Kevlin Henney.
o numeric/conversion - Optimized Policy-based Numeric Conversions, from Fernando Cacciola.
o crc - Cyclic Redundancy Code, from Daryle Walker.
o date_time - Date-Time library from Jeff Garland.
o optional - Discriminated-union wrapper for optional values, from Fernando Cacciola.
o timer - Event timer, progress timer, and progress display classes, from Beman Dawes.
o tribool - 3-state boolean type library, from Doug Gregor.
o utility - Class noncopyable plus checked_delete(), checked_array_delete(), next(), prior() function templates, plus base-from-member idiom, from Dave Abrahams and others.
o value_initialized - Wrapper for uniform-syntax value initialization, from Fernando Cacciola, based on the original idea of David Abrahams.

Broken compiler workarounds
o compatibility - Help for non-conforming standard libraries, from Ralf Grosse-Kunstleve and Jens Maurer.
o config - Helps boost library developers adapt to compiler idiosyncrasies; not intended for library users.
    

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Re: Give your OS4 C++ programs a Boost!
Posted on 8-Jan-2005 19:02:01
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Sounds great

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Steve: impressive work. I'm sure C++ users are going to like this :)

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Oh yes I do, should we ever meet somewhere
I'll pay the drinks. Great work.

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Best things about Steven's work is that they are done properly, making sure all test cases work and more unlike the usual suspects.

Thanks!


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@ssolie
You must be some sort of unstoppable steam-driven coding machine! Great work!


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