From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-30 08:47:54
From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> I recently got this request from the ACCU website admins:
> Please take a look at www.accu.org/terse/cpp.htm and let me know how
> the Boost library/people would like to be represented on
> So I figured I'd ask. Anyone have an opinion?
That's quite an open ended query, but I took a look at the
current references and have a couple of thoughts.
1. The page lists individual Boost libraries. Is it complete
today? Will they keep it current whenever new libraries are
added? I'm thinking it would be better if they included a
link to http://www.boost.org/libs/libraries.htm and leave it
to Boost to manage the list.
2. There's no description of what Boost is, just links to
downloading and checking compiler compatibility. Those links
are followed by the library links, so eventually, the visitor
gets an idea of what's in Boost, but not what Boost is. I
think there should be descriptive text, such as the first two
paragraphs of http://www.boost.org/, though that's rather
long-winded relative to the rest of the ACCU content. Perhaps
the following would do:
Boost provides free, peer-reviewed, portable C++ source
libraries. Boost also seeks to establish "existing
practice" and provide reference implementations for
Even that is long-winded, but how much more can be excised?
-- Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden] Software Engineer http://www.sig.com Susquehanna International Group, LLP using std::disclaimer;
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