Boost logo

Boost :

From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-13 15:25:26

Jan Stetka wrote:
> Why would anyone want to use the c++/cli other than to torture
> themselves. I understand you are not suggesting boost in c# but boost
> based on C++ is superior to boost based on c#. I think it would be
> difficult to use .net with boost. .net doesn't have templates so
> structures have to be cast to go in and out of containers, consider the
> amount of boost libraries that would effect.
> Jan

This is an uninformed view. C++/CLI supports templates in addition to
generics. Don't be misled by earlier attempts to integrate C++ with
.NET. If you formed your judgement by looking at the so-called Managed
Extensions in VC7, then you should look with fresh eyes at C++/CLI.

Eric Niebler
Boost Consulting

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at