Subject: [boost] Review Wizard Report for December 2013
From: Ron Garcia (rxg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-19 07:52:47
Review Wizard Status Report for December 2013
1. Boost 1.54.0 Released. New Libraries: Log, TTI, Type Erasure.
2. Boost 1.55.0 Released. New Libraries: Predef.
3. Type Index Accepted Provisionally. November 2013.
4. Boost repository moves to Git and GitHub. December 2013.
The following libraries have review managers, but have not yet been
scheduled for review:
* Range Extensions - added May 2012; review manager: Neil Groves.
The following libraries have been accepted to Boost, but have not yet
been submitted to SVN:
* Constrained Value - accepted September 2010; author: Robert Kawulak.
* Contract - accepted September 2012; author: Lorenzo Caminiti.
The following libraries have been accepted and submitted to SVN, but
have not yet appeared in a release:
The following libraries have been accepted provisionally to Boost, but
have not been submitted for mini-review and full acceptance:
* Endian - accepted provisionally November 2011; author: Beman Dawes.
* Type Index - accepted provisionally November 2013; author: Antony Polukhin
As always, we need experienced review managers. Please take a look at
the list of libraries in need of managers and check out their
descriptions. In general review managers are active boost
participants, including library contributors, infrastructure
contributors, and other mailing list participants with a substantial
track record of constructive participation. If you can serve as review
manager for any of them, email Ron Garcia or John Phillips, "rxg at cs
dot ubc dot ca" and "johnphillipsithica at gmail dot com" respectively.
We are also suffering from a lack of reviewers. While we all
understand time pressures and the need to complete paying work, the
strength of Boost is based on the detailed and informed reviews
submitted by you. If you are interested in reviewing a library but
won't have time during the review period, you can always prepare your
review ahead of time. No rule says you can only work on a review
during the review period.
A link to this report will be posted to www.boost.org. If you would
like us to make any modifications or additions to this report, please
email Ron or John.
The review schedule is an unordered list of the libraries awaiting
review. As such, any library on the schedule can be reviewed once the
developer is ready, a review manager has been secured, and
the manager, developer, and wizards agree on a date
to schedule the review.
* Join (M)
* Pimpl (M)
* Sorting (M)
* Quaternions, Vectors, Matrices (M)
* Variadic Macro Data (M)
* Block Pointer (M)
* Singularity (M)
* Extended Complex Numbers (M)
* Metaparse (M)
* Range Extensions
* Nowide (M)
* Array (M)
* STL Extensions (M)
* Countertree (M)
* Process (M)
* Asynchronous File I/O (M)
* Application (M)
``(M)`` marks libraries that need review managers.
---- :Author: Yigong Liu :Review Manager: Needed :Download: http://channel.sourceforge.net/ :Description: Join is an asynchronous, message based C++ concurrency library based on join calculus. It is applicable both to multi-threaded applications and to the orchestration of asynchronous, event-based applications. It follows Comega's design and implementation and builds with Boost facilities. It provides a high level concurrency API with asynchronous methods, synchronous methods, and chords which are "join-patterns" defining the synchronization, asynchrony, and concurrency. Pimpl ----- :Author: Vladimir Batov :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://github.com/boost-vault/Miscellaneous/blob/master/Pimpl.zip :Description: The Pimpl idiom is a simple yet robust technique to minimize coupling via the separation of interface and implementation and then implementation hiding. This library provides a convenient yet flexible and generic deployment technique for the Pimpl idiom. It's seemingly complete and broadly applicable, yet minimal, simple and pleasant to use. Sorting ------- :Author: Steven Ross :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://github.com/boost-vault/Sorting :Description: A grouping of 3 templated hybrid radix/comparison-based sorting algorithms that provide superior worst-case and average-case performance to std::sort: integer_sort, which sorts fixed-size data types that support a rightshift (default of >>) and a comparison (default of <) operator. float_sort, which sorts standard floating-point numbers by safely casting them to integers. string_sort, which sorts variable-length data types, and is optimized for 8-bit character strings. All 3 algorithms have O(n(k/s + s)) runtime where k is the number of bits in the data type and s is a constant, and limited memory overhead (in the kB for realistic inputs). In testing, integer_sort varies from 35% faster to 2X as fast as std::sort, depending on processor, compiler optimizations, and data distribution. float_sort is roughly 70% faster than std::sort. string_sort is roughly 2X as fast as std::sort. Quaternions, Vectors, Matrices ------------------------------ :Author: Emil Dotchevski :Review Manager: Needed :Download: http://www.revergestudios.com/boost-qvm/ :Description: QVM defines a set of generic functions and operator overloads for working with quaternions, vectors and matrices of static size. The library also defines vector and matrix data types, however it allows users to introduce their own types by specializing the q_traits, v_traits and m_traits templates. Variadic Macro Data ------------------- :Author: Edward Diener :Review Manager: Needed :Download: `Boost Sandbox <http://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/sandbox/variadic_macro_data/>`__ :Description: This library adds support and functionality for variadic macros to Boost as well as integrating variadic macros with the Boost PP library without changing the latter library in any way. Block Pointer ------------- :Author: Phil Bouchard :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/sandbox/block_ptr/ :Description: Deterministic memory manager of constant complexity capable of handling cyclic collections. Singularity ----------- :Author: Ben Robinson :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://github.com/cppmaven/Singularity :Description: The Singularity Design Pattern allows you to restrict any class to a single instance. Unlike the infamous Singleton, Singularity gives you direct control over the lifetime of the object, does not require you to grant global access to the object, nor does it limit you to the default constructor for that object. Extended Complex Numbers ------------------------ :Author: Matthieu Schaller :Review Manager: Needed :Download: http://code.google.com/p/cpp-imaginary-numbers/ :Description: The library is an extension of the std::complex class addressing two issues: 1. The standard does not guaranty the behaviour of the complex class if instantiated with types other than float/double/long double. 2. Some calculation where pure imaginary numbers (i.e. multiples of sqrt(-1)) appear are unnecessarily slowed down due to the lack of support for these numbers. The code I submit contains two interleaved classes boost::complex and boost::imaginary which can be instantiated with any type T provided T overloads the usual arithmetic operators and some basic (real) mathematical functions depending on which complex function will be used. It is thus an extended version of Thorsten Ottosen's n1869 proposal (http://www.open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2005/n1869.html) Metaparse --------- :Author: Abel Sinkovics :Review Manager: Needed :Download: http://abel.web.elte.hu/metaparse/metaparse.zip :Description: Metaparse is a library for constructing parsers parsing at compile-time based on template metaprogramming. The parsers built with the library take boost::mpl::strings as input and can produce - types - objects (types with public static members) - callable C++ functions (types with public static method) - template metafunction classes as output (based on the input being parsed). On compilers supporting constexpr the library provides the following syntactic sugar for writing the input of the parsers: BOOST_STRING("this is a string") The library can be used for implementing DSLs in C++, including DSLs making C++ template metaprogramming easier (see examples). Range Extensions ---------------- :Author: Akira Takahashi :Review Manager: Neil Groves :Download: https://github.com/faithandbrave/OvenToBoost :Description: This project adds some features of the Oven Range Library to Boost.Range. Features: - Additional Range Adaptors (taken, taken_while, dropped, dropped_while, elements, elements_key, memoized, outdirected) - Extensions for using Lambda (regular function, regular operator) - Infinite Range (iteration function) - and additional range utilities. Nowide ------ :Author: Artyom Beilis :Review Manager: Needed :Download: http://cppcms.com/files/nowide/ :Description: This library makes cross platform Unicode aware programming easier. It provides an implementation of standard C and C++ library functions, such that their inputs are UTF-8 aware on Windows without requiring to use Wide API. Array ----- :Author: Brian Smith :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://github.com/BrianJSmith/Array :Description: The array class is a C++11 compatible implementation of static multidimensional arrays. STL Extensions -------------- :Author: Vadim Stadnik :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://github.com/vstadnik/stl_ext_adv_review :Description: The proposed library [stl_ext_adv] offers augmented array based B+ trees and STL containers that support the interfaces of the C++03 sequences and associative containers. The library offers a number of extensions and performance improvements that are not available in C++03 and C++11 standard containers. Countertree ----------- :Author: Francisco Jose Tapia :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8437476/works/countertree_code_doc.zip :Description: This library is an implementation of a binary red-black counter tree. This tree have an additional counter in each leaf. This permit the access to the elements by the position, like in a vector. It is a random access container with random access iterators. COUNTERTREE This kind of trees have an additional counter in each leaf. This permit the access to the elements by the position, like in a vector. It is a random access container with random access iterators. With unordered information we have a vector with the same speed inserting and deleting in any position (O(log N)). With ordered information, we have the classes set, multiset, map and multimap, with identical interface than the STL classes, with the plus of access to the elements by position, like in a vector. The iterators are random access , and you can subtract them. SUBALLOCATOR The suballocator is a layer between the allocator and the data structures, compatible with any allocator with the STL definition. The suballocator replace to the allocator in the allocation of equal size elements. It provides speed, return the unused memory and decrease the memory used by the program and improve the cache performance due to the data locality improvement ( 30% of improvement of speed respect the std::allocator with GCC 4.7) Process ------- :Author: Boris Schaeling :Review Manager: Needed :Download: http://www.highscore.de/boost/process0.5/process.zip :Description: Boost.Process is a library to manage system processes. It can be used to: * create child processes * setup streams for child processes * communicate with child processes through streams (synchronously or asynchronously) * wait for processes to exit (synchronously or asynchronously) * terminate processes Asynchronous File I/O --------------------- :Author: Niall Douglas and Paul Kirth :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://github.com/BoostGSoC/boost.afio/archive/boost-peer-review.tar.gz :Description: Boost.AFIO is a linear scalable, batch, chainable, asynchronous closure execution engine with an almost wait free implementation extending Boost.ASIO and Boost.Thread specialised as a portable asynchronous file i/o implementation library. Implementation of this first version has been kept as simple as possible (~ 1000 active LOC) at the cost of some performance, though with a good compiler you can expect 25-50% of the performance of using raw Boost.ASIO. Application ----------- :Author: Renato Tegon Forti :Review Manager: Needed :Download: https://github.com/retf/Boost.Application :Documentation: http://www.dokfile.com/appbeta4/docs/libs/application/doc/html/index.html :Description: Application provides an application environment, or start point to any people that want a basic infrastructure to build an system application on Windows or Unix Variants (e.g. Linux, MacOS). Application uses behaviours modeled using 'aspects' concept proposed by 'Vicente J. Botet Escriba', that allow easy extension and customization of library components. The application modes uses these components internally to achieve the user desirable behaviours. Application provide many useful ready-to-use features, e.g: * Run application as Windows Service; * Run application as UNIX/POSIX Daemon; * Plugin extension system; * Process(executable) Single instance Instantiation support; * Application SIGNAL/Callbacks customization; * Windows Service Setup feature; * And many others. Fiber ----- :Author: Oliver Kowalke :Review Manager: Nat Goodspeed :Download: https://github.com/olk/boost-fiber :Documentation: http://ok73.funpic.de/boost/libs/fiber/doc/html/index.html :Description: Fiber provides a framework for micro-/userland-threads (fibers) scheduled cooperatively. The API contains classes and functions to manage and synchronize fibers similar to boost.thread.' Libraries under development =========================== See http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/LibrariesUnderConstruction for a current listing of libraries under development.