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From: Martin Slater (mslater_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-07 03:47:27


The best way i found of finding out about boost libraries is just using
GMane to get the entire mailing list history and pursusing it when i had
some time. Its a goldmine of information about the rationale of the
design of the majority of boost.


John Calcote wrote:
> I think it would be a good idea to provide some technical notes for various boost class implementations. For example, I have recently been studying smart pointers - I've ready Andrei Alexandrescu's discussion of the topic in his book, 'Modern C++ Design'. It's good, and fairly comprehensive, but doesn't cover all of the nuances of some of the boost smart pointer implementations.
> For those of us interested in learning more about the language, and more about boost classes and the rationale behind the implementation - and for those of us who simply don't have the technical background to "just know" the answer at a glance, as I'm sure some of you contributors do - why not provide a simple rationale for adding a particular member function to a particular class?
> I'm all for sharing, but I would like to know the reason for half the implementation. I believe this would give something new to the C++ community in a simpler way than has been done in the past - information generally gathered individually and painfully over years of study.
> Thanks,
> John Calcote
> Novell, Inc.
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