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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-20 12:38:48

Boost version 1.30.0 has been released. The highlights include:

* Filesystem Library added - Portable paths, iteration over directories,
and other useful filesystem operations, from Beman Dawes.

* Optional Library added - A discriminated-union wrapper for optional
values, from Fernando Cacciola.

* Interval Library added - Extends the usual arithmetic functions to
mathematical intervals, from Guillaume Melquiond, Hervé Brönnimann and
Sylvain Pion.

* MPL added - Template metaprogramming framework of compile-time
algorithms, sequences and metafunction classes, from Aleksey Gurtovoy.

* Spirit Library added - An LL (unlimited lookahead) parser framework that
represents parsers directly as EBNF grammars in inlined C++ source code,
complete with semantic actions, ASTs and much more, from Joel de Guzman and

* Smart Pointers Library - many enhancements, intrusive_ptr and smart
pointer programming techniques docs added.

* boost/assert.hpp, boost/current_function.hpp, boost/throw_exception.hpp,
boost/checked_delete.hpp have been documented.

* Date-Time Library - several fixes and small additions including an
interface change to partial_date.

* Function Library - added support for assignment to zero (to clear) and
comparison against zero (to check if empty).

* Operators Library - now takes advantage of named return value
optimization (NRVO) when available, from Daniel Frey.

* Regression Tests - Much expanded, plus a very nice summary page from Rene

* Test Library - added new facilities.

* Many fixes and enhancements to other libraries.

See for more information.

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