From: Chuck Allison (cda_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-28 11:08:42
Would someone like to write a short article for the C/C++ Users Journal? Our
readers could benefit from an article that talks about why Boost exists,
what its mission is, and then briefly surveys what's in there, along with an
illustration of one of the more interesting and useful components. Anyone
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From: "toon" <toon_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 3:30 PM
Subject: [boost] boost users : articles
> 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)
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