...one of the most highly
regarded and expertly designed C++ library projects in the
world. — Herb Sutter and Andrei
The following people have provided valuable feedback and suggestions during the development of the library: Ion Gaztañaga, Janek Kozicki, Tobias Schwinger, Pavel Voženílek. Simon Atanasyan contributed a workaround for a problem with Sun Studio compilers. Rosa Bernárdez has proofread the documentation from the first drafts up to its present form.
The acceptance review of Boost.Flyweight took place between January 21st and February 3rd 2008. Many thanks to Ion Gaztañaga, the stalwart review manager, and to all the reviewers: Alberto Ganesh Barbati, Tim Blechmann, Vicente Juan Botet Escribá, Matías Capeletto, Neil Hunt, Marcus Lindblom, John Reid, David Sankel, Kevin Sopp, John Torjo, Markus Werle. Alberto identified important limitations of the initial design, which led to the introduction of key-value flyweights.
Boost.Flyweight relies on the
Boost MPL Library from
Aleksey Gurtovoy. The
parameter interface offered by the library has been implemented
with the Boost Parameter
Library from David Abrahams and Daniel Wallin. Ion Gaztañaga's
Boost Interprocess Library
is the core element behind the
This work is dedicated to Jorge López, in the hope that past dire straits gentler oceans will lie.
Many thanks to Tim Blechmann for helping identify and solve a serious
thread safety problem
and to Peter Dimov for kindly extending the interface of his
boost::detail::atomic_count utility to allow for the
implementation of the fix.
Boost.Flyweight serialization uses the newly introduced
functionality of the Boost Serialization Library
from Robert Ramey. Without helper support, serialization of
flyweights would have
been unacceptably costly in terms of archive space consumption.
Revised September 1st 2014
© Copyright 2006-2014 Joaquín M López Muñoz. Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)