From: Pavol Droba (droba_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-20 03:18:21
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 03:32:12PM -0500, David Abrahams wrote:
> Pavol Droba <droba_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 12:04:03PM -0500, David Abrahams wrote:
> >> David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> > Pavol Droba <droba_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> >
> >> >> but I'm wondering, why it is not documented, or at least mentioned somewhere?
> >> >> There are more of such useful headers in boost/detail directory, which are used
> >> >> by various libraries. Whouldn't it make sense to write a simple doc mentioning
> >> >> all this utilities, so people don't have to invent a wheel again and
> >> >> again?
> >> >
> >> > Be my guest ;-)
> >> >
> >> > The hardest part of writing libraries is certainly documenting them.
> >> > Speaking for myself, I'm lazy, and only wish to spend the effort to
> >> > document libraries I'm going to release to the world.
> > I know what do you mean, I'm working on string_algo library for boost,
> > and (un)fortunately, I'm getting the to stage where I have to write documentation :(
> > For me it is the hardest part of work ...
> >> Pavol,
> >> I just realized the above might sound discouraging... I really *would*
> >> encourage you to document the useful utilities so we can make them an
> >> official part of boost. That file in particular might be good as part
> >> of the compatibility library.
> > Well, I might try if I find a time for doing it:)
> > Anyway, what I would like to suggest in the mean time, is to at least make a
> > summary of these utilities, so that boost developers have a place where they
> > can check, if something they need, does not already exists.
> > I don't know the place and the form, I think it would be useful.
> Maybe a Wiki page at
> Why don't you start one?
Good point, I'll try.
Actually I have another question. Why is iterator_traits class so hidden. There is a boost::iterator class
which is supposed to be a replacement for std::iterator. Why isn't iterator_traits also in boost/ directory
and part of boost namespace?
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