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Subject: Re: [boost] boost::directx?
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-08 21:15:36

> The bulk are generic language-lifting tools, basically giving the
> programmer a greater vocabulary. And, even if I bashed math libraries
> a bit, I would classify the current (as of 1.39.0) libraries as (and I
> did go through each library, and might have counted wrong with a few
> units here and there):
> 1. Language Extensions - 60 (including Statechart and BGL, which are
> applicable much more often than the developer realizes)
> 2. Common Types & Features (often part of newer languages standard
> libraries) - 8 (Accumulate, Numeric Conversion, Date, Format,
> Random, Regex, Serialization, Xpressive)
> 3. OS Abstraction Layer - 8 (Filesystem, Asio, Interprocess,
> Iostreams, Pool, System, Thread, Timer)
> 4. Math - 8 (Interval, various Math libraries, Rational)
> 5. Other Specialized - 7 (CRC, GIL, MPI, Proto, Python, Spirit,
> uBLAS, Units)
> The first two categories can be characterized as bringing the language
> of C++ up to (and beyond) that of newer creations, where the third
> category is often part of such a standard library. The number of
> libraries belonging to those three categories is 76.
> The latter two categories are clearly domain-specific, though. The
> number of such libraries is 15.

I know, it's off-topic, but for the records: IMHO, neither Spirit nor Proto
are anything but domain specific libraries.
Both are _generic_ tools usable in almost any application domain.

Regards Hartmut

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