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Subject: [boost] Boost Lite Version
From: Jean-Sebastien Stoezel (js.stoezel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-13 08:45:16


I have been using Boot for desktop applications and I'm very happy
with it. It allows me to write portable and reusable code on all the
platforms I've been supporting.

I also develop C++ applications for small embedded devices, that have
very limited ROM and RAM capabilities (several hundreds of kilo bytes
of ROM and dozens of kilobytes of RAM). The Boost libraries cannot be
used as is for these devices, since the OSes (RTOS I should say) that
run on these devices are not supported by Boost. Then my code for
these devices is not as portable and reusable as I which it would be.
I've developed my own accross-platform generic interface for these
devices and it's starting to look like Boost... Except it's not Boost
and it's still very proprietary, in the niche sense.

I am very interested in having a (real) lite version of Boost for
these embedded devices, even if it only consists of stub functions.

Is there already an on going effort to do this? Again, the idea is a
lite version, something that would fit in less than 30% of the memory
of a microcontroller.


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