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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] boost MSDN
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-11 06:54:57

On 6/10/2011 5:51 AM, Klaim - Joël Lamotte wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 05:39, Peter <lq.yan_at_[hidden]
> <mailto:lq.yan_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm a newer to boost library. when i try to use the boost library to
> get the files of current directory, I found it is so difficult to
> get some help from boost HTML document.
> Is there any document could teach me to use boost library API? Most
> of time, i use visual studio, MSDN teach me how to use API.
> So i think Boost maybe has similar documents to help me improving
> coding speed.
> --
> Hi Peter and welcome,
> Boost is a set of libraries, not only one library. You can think Boost
> is a "quality label" to make it more clear.
> That means that each library have it own purpose, might be totally
> independant of other Boost libraries and have an interface specifically
> thought to solve a specific kind of problem. So not all libraries can
> share the same interface.
> That also mean that each library have to have it's documentation
> separate from the others.
> As Boost is totally independant from companies like Microsoft, you can't
> (AFAIK) automatically provide a way to get the Boost documentation in
> MSDN browser.

There is almost certainly a way to add non-Microsoft documentation to
the MSDN browser. Whether it would be worth doing or not ( Docbook to
MSDN browser format ? ) is another question.

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