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From: Leon Mergen (leon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-01 03:14:01

Chris Goller wrote:

> I'm a huge fan of examples. Most (all?) boost libraries have
> examples, but it would be nice to get many, many more.
> There are a ton of great things in boost. To me it would be inspiring
> for a person new to boost to look through them.

I second that; learning by example is a great way to get a kickstart on
how to use a certain library, without having to dig through all the
options to know what you actually want... if it wasn't for the examples,
I would have a lot worse time learning boost!

> I know everytime I did something new with boost, I caught myself
> saying, "C++ is so freaking cool."
> Simple examples of not just how but why to use a library would be great.

Yeah, maybe this calls for a some sort of wiki-like approach - I'm
pretty sure a lot of developers found out neat things to do with Boost
libraries of which they are willing to share code snippets... perhaps
this is an idea for Boost, to make some sort of code snipped collection ?

Just my thoughts on this...


Leon Mergen

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