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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-03 16:38:35

on Mon Apr 02 2007, Roland Schwarz <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> No, boost is not even one library much less a monolithic one. Boost
>> is a library collection. I've seen the dependencies among the Boost
>> libraries graphed, and unlike some other development frameworks,
>> which just show up as a big blob, Boost is neatly partitioned and the
>> dependencies tend to be a unidirectional DAG.
> Really? I very much would like to see this graph.

It was in a preview of code structure analysis software from this
company: They were interested in
making an analysis of Boost publicly (I think) available online. I've
Bcc'd my friend there; if he wants to pipe up, he will (Paul, you have
to register if you want to post on this mailing list).

> If this is available somewhere I think it would be nice to show it
> somewhere on the web!

Agreed, for real.

> Besides being a nice eye-candy it would
> support those in need for these kind of arguments.


> I would have volunteered in providing this graph, but unfortunately I
> must have been doing something completely wrong when I was trying to
> generate such a graph on my own. It reminded me very much of the wool
> ball my cat likes to play with than a well structured graph. :-(

Well, at the time, Headway's software really did show a remarkable
difference between Boost and ACE in that respect.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting
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