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From: Gary Powell (powellg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-18 13:01:40

Request for reviewers for a book about BoostHi Björn,
  I'd be glad to help review your book. (I would in exchange like a
publisher's copy, if I do a good enough job for you. (signed by you if
possible!) )

  I'm pretty familiar with "bind", "Any", "tuple", "Smart Ptr".

  I will mention that boost isn't really static and that by the time you go
to print, "Bind" may be obsolete, as as well as "Compose". And "Smart_ptr"
may become just a small subset of future smart pointers. (still useful none
the less.)


 As for the money aspect, its unfortunate that technical books don't do as
well as John Grisham novels. They appear to be way harder to write. Good

-----Original Message-----
From: Björn Karlsson [mailto:bjorn.karlsson_at_[hidden]]
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 5:52 AM
To: 'Boost'; 'Boost-Users'
Subject: [boost] Request for reviewers for a book about Boost

Dear Boosters,
I am currently working on "Beyond The C++ Standard Library - An Introduction
to Boost", which is a tutorial-style book about several of the Boost
libraries. Where would one seek knowledgeable reviewers? Of course, it is
here, and that's the reason for this note.

Before saying more, I would like to ask that responses be sent directly to
me rather than to the list. The moderators have allowed this note, but this
is not intended to become a discussion. Should I receive notes of public
interest, I'll post those to the list. Also, for those that are subscribing
to both Boost (developers) and Boost-Users, my apologies for cross-posting.

Onwards! The book will cover the following libraries (minor modifications to
this list may occur):

* Any
* Array
* Bind
* Call_traits
* Compose
* Concept check
* Conversion
* Functional
* Operators
* Random
* Rational
* Regex
* Smart_ptr
* Static_assert
* Tokenizer
* Tuple
* Type_traits
* Utility

I am looking for people interested in reviewing one or more chapter(s)
(libraries). If you are volunteering, please add information that states the
library, or libraries, that you'd be willing to review. Where one reviewer
will have a deep knowledge about the libraries, another may only have a
strong interest. Both are very welcome!

What's in it for you? Not money I'm afraid, but something that is hopefully
more valuable: A chance to make the book better, to share some of your
knowledge, and maybe to learn something new. Your name in the preface :-).

To volunteer, send a comment or ask a question, please contact me directly
at Thanks!

Before I end this post:
Boost is becoming more and more important for the C++ community, and I would
like to thank all participating Boosters for the libraries, the ideas, the
research, the discussions and the enthusiasm that sums up to what we call
Boost. All of this not only makes the world a better place, it also (which I
personally think is more important) makes the world more interesting!


Bjorn Karlsson

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