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Subject: Re: [boost] [ANN] "The Boost C++ Libraries", 2nd edition available
From: Boris Schäling (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-03 17:26:26

On Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:11:06 +0100, Joel de Guzman <djowel_at_[hidden]>

> On 10/31/14, 5:20 AM, Boris Schäling wrote:
>> Just a quick announcement: The 2nd edition of my book "The Boost C++
>> Libraries" is available.
>> - It introduces 72 Boost libraries.
>> - It contains more than 430 examples.
>> - The print version has about 570 pages.
>> - There is also a Kindle, Epub and PDF version.
>> - It's even online: <>
>> A special "thank you" goes to Niall who handled this year's Google
>> Summer of Code program
>> so smoothly that I as a backup admin didn't need to do anything - and
>> had enough time to
>> work on the book. :)
> Very nice! This gives me an idea how to write easy to read tutorials.

Thank you!

> I might have more comments, but one will suffice for now:
> Fusion:
> "boost::fusion::push_back() returns a new vector. The vector v isn’t
> changed. The new vector is a copy of the original vector with the added
> element."
> That is not correct. push_back returns a view, not a container:
> "Returns a view which is lazily evaluated."
> This makes push_back very efficient at runtime.

Thanks again! Everyone please continue pointing at those descriptions you
don't agree with. This definitely helps me to improve them which hopefully
helps lots of readers who want to dive into the Boost libraries.


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