What is Boost Libraries?
Boost libraries consist of a set of over 80 libraries for the C ++ programming language. The libraries are available free of charge and can be used for both free and proprietary software projects. Boost supports a range of tasks and structures such as unit testing, image processing, multithreading, pseudo random number generation, linear algebra and regular expressions.
Boost offers a number of advantages:
The libraries are free for use in all applications.
The libraries are peer-reviewed, and no library is given out until it goes through a comprehensive list of test-suites.
It offers a variety of functionalities that are platform-independent.
The functions of the libraries are not interdependent, which means that the functions can be used independently of one another in software applications.
The libraries are credible because there are many Boost developers on the C ++ standards committee.
Some of the main libraries in Boost are:
any - A safe and generic container for value types
bind and mem_fn - Generalized folders for member functions and functions / objects / pointers
call_traits - Defines types for passing parameters
Concept Check - Provides generic tools for programming
The unique selling point of Boost is that it provides ready-made libraries for specific purposes. To create a software application, the developer just has to choose the right library and use it without having to develop code from scratch.