PacktLib: Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook

Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook


About the Author

About the Reviewers


Starting to Write Your Application


Getting configuration options

Storing any value in a container/variable

Storing multiple chosen types in a variable/container

Using a safer way to work with a container that stores multiple chosen types

Returning a value or flag where there is no value

Returning an array from a function

Combining multiple values into one

Reordering the parameters of function

Binding a value as a function parameter

Using the C++11 move emulation

Making a noncopyable class

Making a noncopyable but movable class

Converting Data


Converting strings to numbers

Converting numbers to strings

Converting numbers to numbers

Converting user-defined types to/from strings

Casting polymorphic objects

Parsing simple input

Parsing input

Managing Resources


Managing pointers to classes that do not leave scope

Reference counting of pointers to classes used across methods

Managing pointers to arrays that do not leave scope

Reference counting pointers to arrays used across methods

Storing any functional objects in a variable

Passing a function pointer in a variable

Passing C++11 lambda functions in a variable

Containers of pointers

Doing something at scope exit

Initializing the base class by a member of the derived class

Compile-time Tricks


Checking sizes at compile time

Enabling the usage of templated functions for integral types

Disabling templated functions' usage for real types

Creating a type from number

Implementing a type trait

Selecting an optimal operator for a template parameter

Getting a type of expression in C++03



Creating an execution thread

Syncing access to a common resource

Fast access to common resource using atomics

Creating a work_queue class

Multiple-readers-single-writer lock

Creating variables that are unique per thread

Interrupting a thread

Manipulating a group of threads

Manipulating Tasks


Registering a task for processing an arbitrary datatype

Making timers and processing timer events as tasks

Network communication as a task

Accepting incoming connections

Executing different tasks in parallel

Conveyor tasks processing

Making a nonblocking barrier

Storing an exception and making a task from it

Getting and processing system signals as tasks

Manipulating Strings


Changing cases and case-insensitive comparison

Matching strings using regular expressions

Searching and replacing strings using regular expressions

Formatting strings using safe printf-like functions

Replacing and erasing strings

Representing a string with two iterators

Using a reference to string type



Using type "vector of types"

Manipulating a vector of types

Getting a function's result type at compile time

Making a higher-order metafunction

Evaluating metafunctions lazily

Converting all the tuple elements to strings

Splitting tuples



Comparing strings in an ultra-fast manner

Using an unordered set and map

Making a map, where value is also a key

Using multi-index containers

Getting the benefits of single-linked list and memory pool

Using flat associative containers

Gathering Platform and Compiler Information


Detecting int128 support

Detecting RTTI support

Speeding up compilation using C++11 extern templates

Writing metafunctions using simpler methods

Reducing code size and increasing performance of user-defined types (UDTs) in C++11

The portable way to export and import functions and classes

Detecting the Boost version and getting latest features

Working with the System


Listing files in a directory

Erasing and creating files and directories

Passing data quickly from one process to another

Syncing interprocess communications

Using pointers in shared memory

The fastest way to read files

Coroutines – saving the state and postponing the execution

Scratching the Tip of the Iceberg


Working with graphs

Visualizing graphs

Using a true random number generator

Using portable math functions

Writing test cases

Combining multiple test cases in one test module

Manipulating images