Subject: [boost] Library categories
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-03 16:54:57
I was wondering if we can add other categories to the library catalog
Here is a proposal
crc - Cyclic Redundancy Code, from Daryle Walker.
units - Zero-overhead dimensional analysis and unit/quantity
manipulation and conversion, from Matthias Schabel and Steven Watanabe.
uuid - A universally unique identifier, from Andy Tompkins.
base-from-member - Idiom to initialize a base class with a member,
from Daryle Walker.
compressed_pair - Empty member optimization, from John Maddock,
Howard Hinnant, et al.
Language Emulation: these are libraries are emulating a missing language
exception - A library for transporting of arbitrary data in
exception objects, and transporting of exceptions between threads
(N2179), from Emil Dotchevski.
move - Portable move semantics for C++03 and C++1 compilers, from
scope_exit - Execute arbitrary code at scope exit, from Alexander
typeof - Typeof operator emulation, from Arkadiy Vertleyb and Peder
Patterns: libraries that implement a known pattern
flyweight - Design pattern to manage large quantities of highly
redundant objects, from Joaquín M López Muñoz.
signals - managed signals & slots callback implementation, from
signals2 - managed signals & slots callback implementation
(thread-safe version 2), from Frank Mori Hess.
meta state machine - High-performance expressive UML 2.0 finite
state machines, from Christophe Henry.
statechart - Arbitrarily complex finite state machines can be
implemented in easily readable and maintainable C++ code, from Andreas
System: libraries that are close to the underlying system
chrono - Useful time utilities, from Howard Hinnant, Beman Dawes,
Vicente J. Botet Escribá.
date_time - Date-Time library from Jeff Garland.
filesystem - Portable paths, iteration over directories, and other
useful filesystem operations, from Beman Dawes.
system - Operating system support, including the diagnostics
support that will be part of the C++0x standard library, from Beman Dawes.
I would add also the following to exixting categories
optional - Discriminated-union wrapper for optional values, from
tribool - 3-state boolean type library, from Doug Gregor.
I have no suggestion for the following, so we can maintain them in
conversion - Polymorphic and lexical casts, from Dave Abrahams and
swap - Enhanced generic swap function, from Joseph Gauterin.
timer - Event timer, progress timer, and progress display classes,
from Beman Dawes.
TR1 - An implementation of the Technical Report on C++ Library
Extensions, using other Boost libraries as a basis, from John Maddock.
utility - Class noncopyable plus checked_delete(),
checked_array_delete(), next(), prior() function templates, plus
base-from-member idiom, from Dave Abrahams and others.
value_initialized - Wrapper for uniform-syntax value
initialization, from Fernando Cacciola, based on the original idea of
The following libraries are already in another category
lexical_cast - General literal text conversions, such as an int
represented as a string, or vice-versa, from Kevlin Henney.
numeric/conversion - Optimized Policy-based Numeric Conversions,
from Fernando Cacciola.
program_options - Access to configuration data given on command
line, in config files and other sources, from Vladimir Prus.