mateusz at loskot.net
Wed Mar 1 17:35:07 EST 2006
Mark Coletti wrote:
> On 3/1/06, *strk at refractions.net <mailto:strk at refractions.net>*
> <strk at refractions.net <mailto:strk at refractions.net>> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 12:10:32PM +0100, Mateusz Å?oskot wrote:
> > BTW, I like strk's idea to incorporate Boost libraries to GEOS.
> This won't be a simple process, but I think it's worth starting.
> What do other developers think about it ?
> Is a dependency on boost acceptable ?
> I've been an Boost fan almost from its inception. To me, Boost is
> almost a mandatory library for C++ developers.
> The reference counting
> shared pointers are, alone, worth using.
Yup, they are simply a robust garbage collector for C++ ;-)
> Then there's the string
> handling, mathematical operators, "optional" data types, variant types,
> a plethora of convenience classes, data/time manipulation, regular
> expressions, etc.
+ huge graph libraries with Dijkstra's and other shortest
+ statistical computing and many many more.
For those insterested and not familiar with Boost:
Here is a higher-level of table of content:
and, as an example, lower level huge list of topics - Graph library:
> It's a cornucopia of useful things. Once you start
> using Boost, you won't go back.
> (I've still yet to convince the qgis folks to make the switch, alas.)
IMHO QT is not templates friendly, but I may be wrong.
p.s. When I'll be back to QGIS project I can join you in this
convincing operation :-)
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