May 26, 2018

Free portable C++ libraries (without Boost.Python)

Boost provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries.

The emphasis is on libraries that work well with the C++ Standard Library. Boost libraries are intended to be widely useful, and usable across a broad spectrum of applications. The Boost license encourages both commercial and non-commercial use.

The goal is to establish “existing practice” and provide reference implementations so that Boost libraries are suitable for eventual standardization. Ten Boost libraries are already included in the C++ Standards Committee’s Library Technical Report TR1 and will be in the new C++0x Standard now being finalized. C++0x will also include several more Boost libraries in addition to those from TR1. More Boost libraries are proposed for TR2.

NOTE This package does not contain Boost.Python, it’s in devel/boost-python-libs.

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