Friday, November 18, 2011

Of Interest To C++ Programmers

Boost is bloated crapware and the only reason anyone uses it is because it has Regex and the superb Asio library inside of it. That's the reason I switched to CodeBlocks, so I could compile Boost and get at Asio.

What if it were possible to just get the Asio lib by itself and scrap the other 200 megs of the Boost garbage barge? Incredibly, I found it as a standalone lib on it's own. If you're still programming in C++ you may find this useful.


Anonymous said...


it's like shaving your chest with a lawnmower! that sounds dangerous, but it's not more dangerous than drinking BOOST because drinking BOOST is like riding a pony, which probably sounds not dangerous except that the pony is 300 feet tall and covered in chainsaws! and to get on the pony, you have to take an elevator filled with 16 live cougars, which is an actual sport in latin america, which is extremely fun, but not as fun as BOOST because BOOST is like driving an ice cream truck full of angry bees through a petting zoo, which is a great way of becoming popular if you want to become popular with LAW ENFORCEMENT but if you don't, you should still drink BOOST because BOOST will make you use your fists for everyday tasks, like watching tv or romance or helicopter maintainence! it will also make you more awesome at english, which means you can use apostrophes whenever 'you w'an't to', even in words like 'nuclear', which don't even have an apostrophe yet!
BOOST: It's Got What Plants CRAVE!!!

Texas Arcane said...

A good rule of thumb is that any C++ library that requires you to install a platform-specific tool to even compile it (bjam) is neither cross-platform nor is it a timesaver.

If code is any good it should compile on any ANSI C++ compiler standalone by itself.