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Subject: [boost] boost::property_tree is seriously outdated/incomplete
From: Philippe Vaucher (philippe.vaucher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-16 09:48:17


Basically boost::property_tree documention is incomplete and outdated.

There is simply no documentation on what a "Translator" is, only by digging
the source you are able to understand it can be used to convert fetched
values before returning them. Same goes for "stream_translator", still no
idea what it's useful for.

What's worse is that the documentation contains WRONG ways of doings things,
like it says to change the default '.' separator one should use:

pt.get<float>('/', "p.a.t.h/t.o/v.a.l.u.e");

But this is actually done like this:


Then there are all the quickbook formatting bugs there and there, I made a
ticket summing all I've found here

I hope someone will look after this because boost::property_tree has a great
potential and it's a shame the documentation discourages people from using
it. There's also obvious changes that ought to happen like being able to get
the parent of a ptree node.

My 0.02$

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