Subject: Re: [boost] 5 Observations - My experience with the boost libraries
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-23 18:36:35
Thomas Klimpel wrote:
> Stewart, Robert wrote:
>> Tom Brinkman wrote:
>>> What is the point of having the source code, when it take an
>>> experienced developer many weeks to understand what
>>> the library is doing underneath?
>> Write once code is easy to create, of course, but if you can't grok
>> what's in a Boost library, then don't bother. Treat it like a black box.
> Ah, the famous black box. I only wish the compiler would also understand that he has to treat the Boost library like a black box when emitting warnings and error messages. For the debugger, I even wish it could understand the semantics of the stored data, so that it could show me the data in a usable and easily readable format.
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