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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-07 13:31:44

"Carl, Carl Svensson, Svensson" <carlarnesvensson_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm one of those poor C++ developers who have never used Boost before
> - shame on me. So as the newbie to boost that I am, I'm overwhelmed
> by the amount of documentation and code and simply do not know where
> to start. There are many libraries and several tools that I know
> nothing about.
> I thought a good start for me to become familiar with the Boost
> Libraries and Tools would be to get a Hello World app and its
> corresponding unit test built using bjam(?) and then run. Is this the
> purpose of Boost.Regression (to automatically build and test the
> system)? Is there an example which already does this?
> After this bootstrapping of my Hello World system I can then throw in
> more and more boost stuff into my learning application.
> Will I get a boost while climbing the boost learning curve with that
> approach or should I take another path? Advise and pointers to
> documents and source code examples to get me started are very much
> appreciated!

You might start with the examples in the tools/build/v1/example
subdirectory. If you're adventurous and want to try the extra-cool
Boost.Build v2, tools/build/v2/example has examples of that.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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