boost_cropped: Portable C++ libraries (subset needed for Sage)#


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We emphasize libraries that work well with the C++ Standard Library. Boost libraries are intended to be widely useful, and usable across a broad spectrum of applications. The Boost license encourages both commercial and non-commercial use.

We aim to establish “existing practice” and provide reference implementations so that Boost libraries are suitable for eventual standardization. Ten Boost libraries are already included in the C++ Standards Committee’s Library Technical Report (TR1) and will be in the new C++0x Standard now being finalized. C++0x will also include several more Boost libraries in addition to those from TR1. More Boost libraries are proposed for TR2.


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Equivalent System Packages#

$ sudo pacman -S boost
$ conda install boost-cpp
$ apt-cyg install libboost-devel
$ sudo apt-get install libboost-dev
$ sudo yum install boost-devel
$ sudo pkg install devel/boost-libs
$ brew install boost
$ sudo port install boost
$ nix-env --install boost
$ sudo zypper install boost-devel
$ sudo slackpkg install boost
$ sudo xbps-install boost-devel


If the system package is installed, ./configure will check if it can be used.