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Subject: Re: [boost] Can anyone take a quick read of an array type?
From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-09 21:03:17

> From: pbristow_at_[hidden]
> Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 09:46:54 +0100
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Daryle Walker
> > Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:28 AM
> >
> > > From: pbristow_at_[hidden]
> > > Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 12:02:47 +0100
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Daryle Walker
> > > > Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2013 11:05 AM
> > > >
> > > > I banged out a little something at <>.
> > >
> > > Gulp. This would seem to be quite a BIG something?
> > >
> > > And that I have yet to digest :-(
> > >
> > > You mentioned docs but I haven't found them in the link above.
> >
> > No, the other guy had docs. My library doesn't have any besides Doxygen
> > comments. But those comments tend to be huge. I write the Doxygen comment
> > after the declaration but before the definition. Doing those comments and
> > figuring out a test take a lot longer than the actual code! I've added the ordered
> > operators (< > <= >=) and the tuple interface (get, tuple_size, tuple_element).
> > The latter assumes increments of value_type, since users would be confused if
> > I picked any other (I.e. sub-arrays) unit. So it should be substitutable for
> > std::array, when given 1 dimension. (If we can find a std::array demonstration
> > program, maybe it can be applied against array_md.) I just recently added an
> > example. It just a quick & dirty matrix class. It demonstrates in-sync updating
> > of iterators from two different objects (of the same shape) for addition and
> > subtraction. The core multiplication routine shows use of "apply."
> Well I'm a great fan of good Doxygen comments - and you could use those with
> Quickbook to produce some really smart docs.
> This isn't usually possible because people don't start by writing the Doxygen
> comments, then the code, so the prospect of going back writing the comments
> is too much to contemplate...
> If you need help with setting this up, please ask - I've done this before. Once
> working it is painless to write the text for introductions and tutorial in Quickbook.
Yeah, I've had to move Boost development to another computer, this time a
Windows (8) one. This time, there are too many options for development, because
GCC punted to UNIX compatibility environments instead of direct usage within
Windows. I've so far settled for a turn-key solution with Code-Blocks bundled with
a private version of MinGW and GCC 4.7. I've tried to build CLang, but I failed since
it's not turn-key. I'm obviously not using Boost.Build here right now, so I need to
make either Cygwin and/or MinGW usable. I got Python, Perl, and CMake, but in their
Windows-GUI versions (and not Cygwin/MinGW CLI modes).
I also got Visual Studio Express 2012 (for Desktop, Win8, and Web), and the
November CTP, but I have no idea how to use them. I didn't try since my code
needs C++11 severely.
> You can also use the snippets option to include (selected parts of) the example(s)
> in the text, ensuring that the code shown has actually compiled and run.
I've done that once. I'm not sure if it's been published or not.
> I'll take a look at your example asap.

Daryle W.

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