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Subject: Re: [boost] [compond_file_binary] Gauging interest in a possible library submission.
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-05 10:08:36

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Alexander
> Voitenko
> Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2:45 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [compond_file_binary] Gauging interest in a possible library submission.
> I'm interested too. It seems the sort of weapon that Boost should have in its toolkit?
> Are there any other implementations (free open-source or commercial).
> ------------------------- Free implementations ------------------------- In Java:
> Apache POI (Well known monster :) Users of that library complain that it is difficult to use)
> In C#:
> Openmcdf library (Lacks of unit testing, consume lot of memory)
> In C++:
> Pole library (Read only support, need very careful usage, because implementation is unsafe)
> ------------------------- Commercial implementations
> -------------------------
> In C:
> SchemaSoft's NFF_StructuredStorage library It is not available on the Internet, but some companies
> its sources.
> This is c library, buggy, difficult to use and unsafe. I worked with it in Quickoffice company.
> Hate that macro-style nightmare }:->
Doesn't sound like there is much competition ;-)

> If you know any other implementations, pleeeese let me know.

I'm ignorant ;-)
> > Although access to Microsoft containers will interest many, and
> > even more
> Yep. AFF format is structured storage inside.
> > are there other structures/format we might consider?
> Hmmm... if you suggest one, I can investigate.

I'm even more ignorant ;-)

But perhaps others are knowledgeable? I'm only trying to be sure that the underlying concept is the
(and not just the one that Microsoft has chosen - spec looks rather C/Hungarian-ish?).

> > PS Boost licence throughout would be absolutely essential of course.
> If you mean that I must release the lib under boost license, this is not a
> problem.

Yes - that's all - sounds not a problem provided you hold the copyright.



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