Subject: [boost] boost.org Source-Code, Concepts & Idioms.
Date: 2008-10-13 02:21:19
Good morning Guys.
Do you think it feasible to have a section in boost.org that shows (& permits download) the libraries' source-code at its bare-minimum, without all the configuration to clutter the code?
The only problem with easily & clearly understanding the boost libraries is the abundance of conditional compilation directives, & a multitude of macros for some libraries.
This makes it hard to read & understand. Seeing the bare source-code without the directives & macros (I know it is very necessary for portability, & avoiding boiler-plate code) would make the concepts easier to understand.
In addition, I do agree with Scott Meyers in the section below, from the link:
"...Second, I think it's regrettable that this kind of innovation doesn't often get written up and disseminated for the wider C++ development community. Boost does an enviable job of fostering the creation of useful software, including user-level documentation that is at least serviceable. I wish it did a better job of getting the word out on the design and implementation techniques employed by the library authors, because there's some really interesting-and largely unknown-stuff going on under the hood in Boost libraries..."
What is your opinion on both these issues?
I do believe the entire C++ community would benefit from both.
Awaiting your feedback.
Have a nice day.
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