Fernando Cacciola, Darren Cook, Beman Dawes, Jeremy Maitin-Shepard and Daryle Walker from the Boost mailing list provided useful suggestions for improvement on the first alpha releases of the library. Gang Wang discovered several bugs in the code. Thomas Wenisch brought out the idea of "sequence sets" from which sequenced indices were designed. Giovanni Bajo, Chris Little and Maxim Yegorushkin tested the library on several platforms. Daniel Wallin contributed fixes for MSVC++ 7.0. Ron Liechty and the support staff at Metrowerks provided assistance during the porting of the library to CW 8.3. Porting to VisualAge 6.0 counted on Toon Knapen's help. Markus Schöpflin aided with Compaq C++ 6.5 and GCC for Tru64 UNIX. Rosa Bernárdez proofread the last versions of the tutorial.
Pavel Voženílek has been immensely helpful in thoroughly reviewing every single bit of the library, and he also suggested several extra functionalities, most notably range querying, safe mode, polymorphic key extractors and MPL support. Thank you!
The Boost acceptance review took place between March 20th and 30th 2004. Pavel Voženílek was the review manager. Thanks to all the people who participated and specially to those who submitted reviews: Fredrik Blomqvist, Tom Brinkman, Paul A Bristow, Darren Cook, Jeff Garland, David B. Held, Brian McNamara, Gary Powell, Rob Stewart, Arkadiy Vertleyb, Jörg Walter. Other Boost members also contributed ideas, particularly in connection with the library's naming scheme: Pavol Droba, Dave Gomboc, Jeremy Maitin-Shepard, Thorsten Ottosen, Matthew Vogt, Daryle Walker. My apologies if I inadvertently left somebody out of this list.
Boost.MultiIndex could not have been written without Aleksey Gurtovoy et al. superb Boost MPL Library. Also, Aleksey's techniques for dealing with ETI-related problems in MSVC++ 6.0 helped solve some internal issues of the library.
The internal implementation of red-black trees is based on that of SGI STL stl_tree.h file:
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I would like to dedicate this piece of work to Rosa Bernárdez, my very first
C++ teacher, for her unconditional support in many endeavors of which programming is
by no means the most important. In memory of my cat López (2001-2003): he
lived too fast, died too young.
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