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(C++) Boost

Boost is a collection of high-quality [1-3] cross-platform libraries.

All functions and classes are in the 'boost' namespace

Advice

  • Familiarize yourself with Boost [1].

Installing Boost

Information about installing Boost can be found at the installing Boost page.

Examples

Some Travis CI builds:

External links

References

  • [1] Scott Meyers. Effective C++ (3rd edition). ISBN: 0-321-33487-6. Item 54: Familiarize yourself with Boost
  • [2] Herb Sutter, Andrei Alexandrescu. C++ coding standards: 101 rules, guidelines, and best practices. 2005. ISBN: 0-32-111358-6: '...one of the most highly regarded and expertly designed C++ library projects in the world.'
  • [3] Bjarne Stroustrup. Abstraction, libraries, and efficiency in C++. Dr. Dobb's Journal China. Vol 1, no 1. August 2003: 'The obvious solution for most programmers is to use a library that provides an elegant and efficient platform independent to needed services. Examples are BOOST...'
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