...one of the most highly
regarded and expertly designed C++ library projects in the
world. — Herb Sutter and Andrei
Copyright © 2005 Olaf Krzikalla
Copyright © 2006-2015 Ion Gaztanaga
Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)
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Boost.Intrusive is a library presenting some intrusive containers to the world of C++. Intrusive containers are special containers that offer better performance and exception safety guarantees than non-intrusive containers (like STL containers).
The performance benefits of intrusive containers makes them ideal as a building block to efficiently construct complex containers like multi-index containers or to design high performance code like memory allocation algorithms.
While intrusive containers were and are widely used in C, they became more and more forgotten in C++ due to the presence of the standard containers which don't support intrusive techniques.Boost.Intrusive wants to push intrusive containers usage encapsulating the implementation in STL-like interfaces. Hence anyone familiar with standard containers can easily use Boost.Intrusive.
There is no need to compile anything to use Boost.Intrusive, since it's a header only library. Just include your Boost header directory in your compiler include path.
Boost.Intrusive has been tested on the following compilers/platforms:
GCC < 4.3 and MSVC < 9.0 are deprecated and will be removed in the next version.