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From: Thomas Matelich (toms-mailing-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-27 17:22:22

toon wrote:

> To help (potential) users get familiar with the many libraries in Boost
> and all the functionalities these libraries provide, we could maybe
> publish a short article once a week/forthnight about real-world problems
> and how you can solve them using Boost.
> The articles should be short. This makes it easier for new users to read
> through the _whole_ article and thus pick something up. It's also
> important that the article focuses on one real-world problem. This will
> help the reader understand the relevance of the article. Next it should
> only be an introduction. If the reader is really interested, he can read
> the documentation of the library.
> Different categories of articles can be envisioned.
> 1) articles about _one_ specific library
> (novice level)
> 2) articles about combining different libraries
> (reader needs to have basic knowledge of discussed libraries)
> 3) articles describing extension of the STL in Boost.
> (reader needs some experience with STL)
> In cat. 1, we could for instance discuss boost.tuple.
> Cat. 2 could for instance feature an article about combining
> boost.function and boost.tuple or boost.function and boost.bind
> Cat 3 would describe e.g. iterator_adaptors, bind, ...
> I learned about the libraries by regularly reading the documentation of
> a library I'm not familiar with during some free time. During
> development, I then remember this stuff and try to apply it.
> That is the process I would like to mimic with these articles, without
> people having to read all the documentation first (I'm not saying the
> current documentation is not good, on the contrary. But it's not at
> novice level)
> If it helps, I can provide some real-life cases where iterator_adaptors
> , tuples, ... helped me a million.
> I'm especially fond of iterator_adaptors which many times saved me a lot
> of development-time and memory footprint (thanks David and Jeremy,
> really superb library)
> toon
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I think if someone set up, and we promoted it, a Boost Users WikiWikiWeb would be a
very useful beast. See

Thomas O Matelich
Senior Software Designer
Zetec, Inc.

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