Re: Guidelines to using Libraries

"mlimber" <>
25 May 2006 05:14:31 -0700
utab wrote:

Dear all,

I want to be able to use C++ libraries(maybe this is too abstract). Is
there a source or tutorial giving the general details on the use of C++
libraries. (Sth like, to use all C++ libraries you have to complete
these common steps and make the following configurations according to
your OS.)

I am looking for a step-by-step introduction to library usage. I also
checked out the boost web page which seemed to me a bit confusing.

Your help is very much appreciated.


Well, some libraries will be entirely contained in header files, so all
you have to do is #include the right ones. Others will have file(s) to
be statically or dynamically linked in as well, but the procedures for
linking do not concern the C++ language so much as your particular
development environment (Visual Studio, Eclipse, text editor +
Makefile, etc.). So you should ask about that on the most appropriate
forum, which is not this one.

As for Boost, follow their instructions
( If you have trouble, ask
for help on the Boost user's list
( since the details of
configuring and installing Boost for particular environments are also
off-topic here, methinks.

Cheers! --M

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