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BoostCon'07 Trip Report
Summary: Couldn’t make it to BoostCon ’07, the inaugural annual Boost Conference? Here’s the next best thing—a lively trip report from one of its presenters.
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Bill
Posts: 408 / Nickname: bv / Registered: January 17, 2002 4:28 PM
BoostCon'07 Trip Report
June 26, 2007 1:00 PM      
Couldn’t make it to BoostCon'07, the inaugural annual Boost Conference? Here’s the next best thing--a lively trip report from one of its presenters.

Read this article from The C++ Source:

http://www.artima.com/cppsource/boost_con_07.html
cdiggins
Posts: 21 / Nickname: cdiggins / Registered: February 4, 2004 1:54 PM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
June 30, 2007 9:45 AM      
That was a great post, thanks!
Achilleas
Posts: 98 / Nickname: achilleas / Registered: February 3, 2005 2:57 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 3, 2007 5:29 AM      
More info on Spirit2? I can't find anything on the web.
Eric
Posts: 12 / Nickname: ericne / Registered: February 18, 2005 5:31 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 3, 2007 7:29 AM      
Spirit2 is not released yet. It is actively being developed in the Spirit subversion repository on SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/spirit). You can find the Spirit2 presentations checked into svn here: http://spirit.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/spirit/trunk/final/libs/spirit/doc/

If you are interested in staying abreast of Spirit2 development, I suggest adding yourself to the spirit-devel mailing list, which you can do from SourceForge.

HTH,
Eric
Bjarne
Posts: 48 / Nickname: bjarne / Registered: October 17, 2003 3:32 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 3, 2007 7:31 AM      
What was the attendance?

All the best for the future of BoostCom - it is curious that the huge C++ community hasn't been able to sustain a conference, but maybe a more cohesive subcommunity can.
Achilleas
Posts: 98 / Nickname: achilleas / Registered: February 3, 2005 2:57 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 3, 2007 8:32 AM      
Thanks a lot.
Achilleas
Posts: 98 / Nickname: achilleas / Registered: February 3, 2005 2:57 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 3, 2007 8:43 AM      
> Spirit2 is not released yet. It is actively being
> developed in the Spirit subversion repository on
> SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/spirit). You
> can find the Spirit2 presentations checked into svn here:
> http://spirit.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/spirit/trunk/final
> /libs/spirit/doc/
>
> If you are interested in staying abreast of Spirit2
> development, I suggest adding yourself to the spirit-devel
> mailing list, which you can do from SourceForge.
>
> HTH,
> Eric

A question (perhaps the mailing list is a better place to ask?):

Why are the semantic actions inside the grammar? I think it would be better if I could express semantic actions on rules after the grammar is formed. It would keep the grammar separate from what the result of the parsing is.

For example:


rule<> add = double_ >> "+" >> &add;

action<> add_action = add[arg1 << _1];
Alp
Posts: 1 / Nickname: alpounet / Registered: July 3, 2007 7:57 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 3, 2007 1:01 PM      
It's really a great report, and i'm having regrets not to have come.
However, this report gives us many interesting informations on the future of Boost's libs and on the direction C++ take.
Thank you.
Eric
Posts: 12 / Nickname: ericne / Registered: February 18, 2005 5:31 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 4, 2007 4:53 PM      
Bjarne, the attendance was about 90 or 95 people, if I recall correctly. We're already planning the next one. Or, I should say, Dave Abrahams is, since he's been the prime mover for BoostCon.

BoostCon was a success on all counts and we look forward to many more. I hope!

Eric
Eric
Posts: 12 / Nickname: ericne / Registered: February 18, 2005 5:31 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 4, 2007 4:57 PM      
> A question (perhaps the mailing list is a
> better place to ask?):

Yes, undoubtedly.

> Why are the semantic actions inside the grammar?
> I think it would be better if I could express
> semantic actions on rules after the grammar is
> formed. It would keep the grammar separate from
> what the result of the parsing is.

I know there has been talk about being able to separate actions from rules in Spirit-2, but I don't know what the status of that is. Best to get yourself over to the Spirit mailing list and have your voice heard.

Eric
Liu
Posts: 4 / Nickname: pongba / Registered: March 6, 2005 11:46 PM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
July 9, 2007 11:27 PM      
Man I wish I were there!
Great article, although if only there were more details :P
Dave
Posts: 6 / Nickname: abrahams / Registered: October 6, 2004 10:03 AM
Re: BoostCon'07 Trip Report
September 19, 2007 6:35 AM      
You can see some pictures from BoostCon '07 at http://boostcon.com/community/photos/2/
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