Oct 14

Care about how Spirit got started? Here’s a link to our BoostCon 2010 presentation:

http://blip.tv/file/4245756

This year, we celebrate Spirit’s 10th anniversary from its early beginnings as an offshoot from a much larger GUI library in the 90s and debuted into Boost in May 2001 in the typical “Is there interest in this library?” fashion like all would be Boost libraries. From a humble 7 header file library, Spirit has grown to be one of the most sophisticated Boost libraries and along the way became the incubator of other Boost libraries such as Boost.Fusion, Boost.Phoenix, and Boost.Wave and played a significant role for Boost.Proto getting mature.
We would like to present Spirit (and the libraries it inspired) in a historical perspective. The presentation will aim to provide a lighter, more intimate perspective into the development of at least 4 libraries with almost a decade’s worth of experience being Boost authors and bonafide crazy template metaprogrammers who abuse operators like Mad Scientists. Of course, we can’t help it if we show off some C++ tricks here and there, but we’ll try to keep it as light as we can.

3 Responses to “Joel de Guzman, Hartmut Kaiser: Spirit: History and Evolution”

  1. anders li says:

    hi,
    Could you please share the PPT here, I cannot open that link.

  2. anders li says:

    hi,
    Can anyone download the PPT from that link? I use a proxy to visit the address, and the downloaded PPT has been destroyed.
    Could anyone upload the video and PPT up to here so that users that have limited network connection could enjoy the history of spirit? Thanks in advance.

  3. Hartmut Kaiser says:

    The link works for me, I just checked. However I’ll try to upload the video to somewhere else.

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