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Heron-Centric: Ruminations of a Language Designer
The Boost Interfaces Library Arrives!
by Christopher Diggins
January 30, 2005
The Boost Interfaces Library for C++ by Jonathan Turkanis has now been officially announced on the Boost mailing list.


The Boost Interfaces Library (BIL) by Jonathan Turkanis has been officially announced on the Boost mailing lists. The library has it's home page at

In brief the library allows you to define efficient run-time polymorphic references to non-polymorphic classes (i.e. classes without virtual functions). Jonathan does an excellent job of explaining the library in his documentation.

Discussion of the library it is occuring on the Boost Users Mailing list, which is accessible through

I had some influence in the design of the library, so if you have questions or comments you can also post them here.

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Christopher Diggins is a software developer and freelance writer. Christopher loves programming, but is eternally frustrated by the shortcomings of modern programming languages. As would any reasonable person in his shoes, he decided to quit his day job to write his own ( ). Christopher is the co-author of the C++ Cookbook from O'Reilly. Christopher can be reached through his home page at

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