Boost C++ Libraries -- Version 1.33 Released

Boost 1.33, the latest version of peer-reviewed, portable C++ libraries, has been released. This release includes 5 new libraries and major feature additions to 12 others.

New libraries include:
* Iostreams Library: Framework for defining streams, stream buffers and i/o filters, from Jonathan Turkanis.
* Functional/Hash Library: A TR1 hash function object that can be extended to hash user defined types, from Daniel James.
* Parameter Library: Write functions that accept arguments by name: especially useful when a function has more than one argument with a useful default value, since named arguments can be passed in any order.
* Pointer Container Library: Containers for storing heap-allocated polymorphic objects to ease OO-programming, from Thorsten Ottosen.
* Wave: Standards conformant implementation of the mandated C99/C++ preprocessor functionality packed behind an easy to use iterator interface, from Hartmut Kaiser.

Updated Libraries include:

* Assignment Library: Support for Pointer Container Library and new efficient functions ref_list_of() and cref_list_of() for generating anonymous ranges.
* Bind Library: Bind expressions now support comparisons and negation. Example: bind(&X::name, _1) < bind(&X::name, _2).
* Date-Time Library: Added local time, time zones, and format-based Input/Output facets.
* Graph Library: Introduced several new algorithms and improved existing algorithms.
* Multi-index Containers Library: New hashed indices and serialization support.
* Program Options Library: Option descriptions are now printed with word wrapping. Command line parser can bypass unregistered options, instread of throwing. etc.
* Property Map Library: Introduced the dynamic properties class, which provides dynamically-typed access to a set of property maps.
* Random Number Library: improved initialization for mersenne_twister, algorithm by Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura, implemented for Boost by Jens Maurer.
* Range Library: Minor addition of convenience functions to iterator range like front(), back() and operator[]().
* Regex Library: Rewritten front end parser now supports (?imsx-imsx) constructs, plus lookbehind assertions and conditional expressions. Thin wrapper classes improve integration with MFC/ATL code. Full (optional) Unicode support via the ICU library.
* Serialization Library: DLL version, auto-linking, serialization of variants, improved seialization of shared pointers.
* Signals Library: added slot blocking/unblocking, from Frantz Maerten. Huge improvements to signal invocation performance from Robert Zeh.

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Download Boost 1.33 from here

Posted by Jeff Garland 2005-08-21

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