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Subject: [boost] Debugger Visualizers discussion
From: Antony Polukhin (antoshkka_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-18 09:30:50

Hi all,

There is project that contains a bunch of XML files. Those files can be
used to improve debugging on MSVC:

For example:
* using this project debug view of `boost::variant<int, float> i(1);` will
show `1` instead of raw memory and internals of boost::variant.
* optional<boost::container::string> will show string content or `none`
instead of ram memory and some unreadable internals

Maybe we should embed those files into the Boost? It would be great to have
some magic bjam command `b2 install-debug` after which VisualStudio becomes
aware of Boost classes.

Files for pretty debugging could be also written for GDB. Will it be useful?

Link o the project:
Files are located at

Best regards,
Antony Polukhin

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