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reply "Matthew" <matthew stlsoft.org> writes:
STLSoft v1.7.1 will be released sometime during April 2004, and it's almost
the last
chance for getting in any feature requests. Available now from the STLSoft
main site - http://stlsoft.org/ - is STLSoft v1.7.1 beta 5
(http://synesis.com.au/downloads/stlsoft/stlsoft_1_7_1_beta5.zip),
containing pretty much
what will constitute the final 1.7.1 release.

Thanks for listening. Please feel free to post any questions via the FAQ
website (http://stlsoft.gregpeet.com/).

Cheers (changes & additions follow below:)

Matthew Wilson

Director, Synesis Software
    (www.synesis.com.au)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)
Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)

-----------------------------------------------------



ADDITIONS
==========

The additions to the libraries are as follows:

  General
    Many of the standard-offending symbols with leading underscores have
been changed. I intend to do the rest before the final release


  Compilers
    Intel 8.0
    CodePlay VectorC 2.06
    CodeWarrior 9
    Comeau 4.3.3. (not quite complete yet, though ;))
    GCC v3+ now supported for COMSTL

  STLSoft (v1.6.5 => 1.7.1)
    array_proxy template class - type-safe & size-safe aid for passing
arrays of object types to functions. Controls passing of derived arrays in a
safe manner
    explicit_cast template class - implements explicit conversion operators
    fast_string_concatenator template class - a helper class for
implementing fast, non-intrusive, string concatenation (Featured in
Imperfect C++, and in the article "Fast, Non-Intrusive String Concatenation"
in April's CUJ)
    basic_fixed_substring template class - provides a non-resizable "view"
onto a part of an existing string, useful for high efficiency string
manipulation
    literal_cast template class - used to provide type-to-range validation
of literal constants
    Meta Programming Constructs - including is_pointer_type<>,
is_array_type<>, is_convertible_to_bool<>, is_numeric_type<>,
is_integral_type<>, is_bool_type<>, is_void_type<>, is_fundamental_type<>,
is_compound_type<>, is_class_type<>, is_const<>, is_volatile<>, (void-able)
size_of<>, is_same_type<>, has_value_type<>, has_iterator<>,
has_const_iterator<>
    pod_vector template class - highly efficient vector for POD types (only)
    proxy_sequence template class - highly efficient pseudo-sequence, for
layering on top of arrays with providing parameterisable value_type.
    Size Traits - providing type-definitions of signed and unsigned types of
a corresponding bit-size
    Type Traits - for a given type: providing is_pointer, is_reference,
is_const and is_volatile attributes; defining two pointer/reference-stripped
types: the base_type (non-cv-qualified) and cv_type (cv-qualifiers retained)
    unused_return_value_monitor template class - used for detecting when a
potentially expensive return value is not used; ideal for post-increment
operators; has parameterisable "failure" policy

    stlsoft.h: STLSOFT_DECLARE_TEMPLATE_PARAM_AS_FRIEND(),
STLSOFT_SUPPRESS_UNUSED()

  ATLSTL (v1.2.8 => 1.3.1)
    ccombstr_veneer template adaptor class     - makes CComBSTR conformant
to the STL String concept
    SupportErrorInfoImpl / SupportErrorInfoImpl2 / SupportErrorInfoImpl3
template classes - simple ATL template that provides ISupportErrorInfo
implementation

  COMSTL (v1.2.5 => 1.4.1)
    collection_sequence template class - maps COM Collections to STL-like
sequence
    set_error_info() function - sets the calling thread's error-info for a
given description string
    interface_ptr template class - smart-enough interface pointer class

  MFCSTL (v1.3.4 => 1.3.5)
    c_str_ptr shims now deduce whether they're talking to a list box, and
    return the selection content, if only one item is selected

  UNIXSTL (v1.0.3 => 1.1.1)
    basic_current_directory template class - provides access to current
directory in string form
    basic_environment_variable template class - provides access to a given
environment value in string form
    compare_path template function object - compares file-system paths via
fully-qualified path form
    process_mutex class
    spin_mutex class
    thread_mutex class

  WinSTL (v1.3.7 => 1.4.1)
    acl_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics over Access
Control Lists
    Atomic Functions - a suite of functions that provide optimal performance
for single-processor/SMP/mixed Intel processors using inline assembler
    clipboard_format_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics
over the system's supported clipboard formats
    basic_error_desc template class - provides access to the string form of
a given Win32 Error Code
    last_error_scope - provides scoping of last error code, for maintaining
correct state when doing intermediate error processing
    event class - a thin wrapper for the Win32 event kernel synchronisation
kernel object
    listview_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics over the
items in a ListView common control
    basic_module_directory template class - provides access to a given (or
the calling process's) module's directory
    process_mutex class
    setcursor_scope class - provides scoping of the cursor
    setfocus_scope class - provides scoping of the window with the focus
    Time Functions - functions to convert between time_t and FILETIME
    token_information template class - type-safe, resource-managed accessor
class to token information (via GetTokenInformation())
    window_text_scope template class - provides scoping of a window's text
    c_str_ptr shims now deduce whether they're talking to a list box, and
    return the selection content, if only one item is selecte

CHANGES
========

The changes to the libraries are as follows:

  STLSoft (v1.6.5 => 1.7.1)
    auto_buffer - it's now resizable, without any loss of efficiency. This
supports the new pod_vector template class
    minor rationalisations to char_traits
    Renaming of constraits: has_base => must_have_base, is_veneer =>
must_be_same_size, type_is_non_class_or_trivial_class => must_be_pod
    fixed_array_d1/2d/3d/4d template classes - improved efficiency, by using
an additional template parameter to determine, at compile-time, whether
slices "own" their memory; previously this was achieved at runtme by a
member variable
    frame_array_1d/2d/3d/4d renamed to static_array_1d/2d/3d/4d
    frame_string: bug fixes
    sign_traits: bug fixes; addition of "bytes" member value
    simple_string: bug fixes; improvements in performance

  ATLSTL (v1.2.8 => 1.3.1)

  COMSTL (v1.2.5 => 1.4.1)
    simplification of interface_cast; addition of interface_cast_test
    enum_sequence - this has simplified, and now only has three non-default
parameters for the template

  MFCSTL (v1.3.4 => 1.3.5)
    minor enhancements to cstring_veneer

  UNIXSTL (v1.0.3 => 1.1.1)
    findfile_sequence renamed to glob_sequence (findfile_sequence is
retained for backwards compatibility)
    tls_index renamed to tss_index (tls_index is retained for backwards
compatibility)
    filesystem_traits: lots of new features
    readdir_sequence: now supports flags "includeDots", "directories" and
"files"

  WinSTL (v1.3.7 => 1.4.1)
    ansi2Unicode & unicode2Ansi templates now have a second ctor which takes
a length
    filesystem_traits: addition of file_exists() method
    findfile_sequence now correctly implements InputIterator semantics, and
works correctly when iterators incremented in both prefix and postfix forms
    findvolume_sequence: same as for findfile_sequence
    performance_counter_init renamed to performance_counter_initialiser
Mar 18 2004
parent reply aaa <aaa_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c3bsvt$2noh$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...
STLSoft v1.7.1 will be released sometime during April 2004, and it's almost
the last
chance for getting in any feature requests. Available now from the STLSoft
main site - http://stlsoft.org/ - is STLSoft v1.7.1 beta 5
(http://synesis.com.au/downloads/stlsoft/stlsoft_1_7_1_beta5.zip),
containing pretty much
what will constitute the final 1.7.1 release.

Thanks for listening. Please feel free to post any questions via the FAQ
website (http://stlsoft.gregpeet.com/).

Cheers (changes & additions follow below:)

Matthew Wilson

Director, Synesis Software
    (www.synesis.com.au)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)
Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)

-----------------------------------------------------



ADDITIONS
==========

The additions to the libraries are as follows:

  General
    Many of the standard-offending symbols with leading underscores have
been changed. I intend to do the rest before the final release


  Compilers
    Intel 8.0
    CodePlay VectorC 2.06
    CodeWarrior 9
    Comeau 4.3.3. (not quite complete yet, though ;))
    GCC v3+ now supported for COMSTL

  STLSoft (v1.6.5 => 1.7.1)
    array_proxy template class - type-safe & size-safe aid for passing
arrays of object types to functions. Controls passing of derived arrays in a
safe manner
    explicit_cast template class - implements explicit conversion operators
    fast_string_concatenator template class - a helper class for
implementing fast, non-intrusive, string concatenation (Featured in
Imperfect C++, and in the article "Fast, Non-Intrusive String Concatenation"
in April's CUJ)
    basic_fixed_substring template class - provides a non-resizable "view"
onto a part of an existing string, useful for high efficiency string
manipulation
    literal_cast template class - used to provide type-to-range validation
of literal constants
    Meta Programming Constructs - including is_pointer_type<>,
is_array_type<>, is_convertible_to_bool<>, is_numeric_type<>,
is_integral_type<>, is_bool_type<>, is_void_type<>, is_fundamental_type<>,
is_compound_type<>, is_class_type<>, is_const<>, is_volatile<>, (void-able)
size_of<>, is_same_type<>, has_value_type<>, has_iterator<>,
has_const_iterator<>
    pod_vector template class - highly efficient vector for POD types (only)
    proxy_sequence template class - highly efficient pseudo-sequence, for
layering on top of arrays with providing parameterisable value_type.
    Size Traits - providing type-definitions of signed and unsigned types of
a corresponding bit-size
    Type Traits - for a given type: providing is_pointer, is_reference,
is_const and is_volatile attributes; defining two pointer/reference-stripped
types: the base_type (non-cv-qualified) and cv_type (cv-qualifiers retained)
    unused_return_value_monitor template class - used for detecting when a
potentially expensive return value is not used; ideal for post-increment
operators; has parameterisable "failure" policy

    stlsoft.h: STLSOFT_DECLARE_TEMPLATE_PARAM_AS_FRIEND(),
STLSOFT_SUPPRESS_UNUSED()

  ATLSTL (v1.2.8 => 1.3.1)
    ccombstr_veneer template adaptor class     - makes CComBSTR conformant
to the STL String concept
    SupportErrorInfoImpl / SupportErrorInfoImpl2 / SupportErrorInfoImpl3
template classes - simple ATL template that provides ISupportErrorInfo
implementation

  COMSTL (v1.2.5 => 1.4.1)
    collection_sequence template class - maps COM Collections to STL-like
sequence
    set_error_info() function - sets the calling thread's error-info for a
given description string
    interface_ptr template class - smart-enough interface pointer class

  MFCSTL (v1.3.4 => 1.3.5)
    c_str_ptr shims now deduce whether they're talking to a list box, and
    return the selection content, if only one item is selected

  UNIXSTL (v1.0.3 => 1.1.1)
    basic_current_directory template class - provides access to current
directory in string form
    basic_environment_variable template class - provides access to a given
environment value in string form
    compare_path template function object - compares file-system paths via
fully-qualified path form
    process_mutex class
    spin_mutex class
    thread_mutex class

  WinSTL (v1.3.7 => 1.4.1)
    acl_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics over Access
Control Lists
    Atomic Functions - a suite of functions that provide optimal performance
for single-processor/SMP/mixed Intel processors using inline assembler
    clipboard_format_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics
over the system's supported clipboard formats
    basic_error_desc template class - provides access to the string form of
a given Win32 Error Code
    last_error_scope - provides scoping of last error code, for maintaining
correct state when doing intermediate error processing
    event class - a thin wrapper for the Win32 event kernel synchronisation
kernel object
    listview_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics over the
items in a ListView common control
    basic_module_directory template class - provides access to a given (or
the calling process's) module's directory
    process_mutex class
    setcursor_scope class - provides scoping of the cursor
    setfocus_scope class - provides scoping of the window with the focus
    Time Functions - functions to convert between time_t and FILETIME
    token_information template class - type-safe, resource-managed accessor
class to token information (via GetTokenInformation())
    window_text_scope template class - provides scoping of a window's text
    c_str_ptr shims now deduce whether they're talking to a list box, and
    return the selection content, if only one item is selecte

CHANGES
========

The changes to the libraries are as follows:

  STLSoft (v1.6.5 => 1.7.1)
    auto_buffer - it's now resizable, without any loss of efficiency. This
supports the new pod_vector template class
    minor rationalisations to char_traits
    Renaming of constraits: has_base => must_have_base, is_veneer =>
must_be_same_size, type_is_non_class_or_trivial_class => must_be_pod
    fixed_array_d1/2d/3d/4d template classes - improved efficiency, by using
an additional template parameter to determine, at compile-time, whether
slices "own" their memory; previously this was achieved at runtme by a
member variable
    frame_array_1d/2d/3d/4d renamed to static_array_1d/2d/3d/4d
    frame_string: bug fixes
    sign_traits: bug fixes; addition of "bytes" member value
    simple_string: bug fixes; improvements in performance

  ATLSTL (v1.2.8 => 1.3.1)

  COMSTL (v1.2.5 => 1.4.1)
    simplification of interface_cast; addition of interface_cast_test
    enum_sequence - this has simplified, and now only has three non-default
parameters for the template

  MFCSTL (v1.3.4 => 1.3.5)
    minor enhancements to cstring_veneer

  UNIXSTL (v1.0.3 => 1.1.1)
    findfile_sequence renamed to glob_sequence (findfile_sequence is
retained for backwards compatibility)
    tls_index renamed to tss_index (tls_index is retained for backwards
compatibility)
    filesystem_traits: lots of new features
    readdir_sequence: now supports flags "includeDots", "directories" and
"files"

  WinSTL (v1.3.7 => 1.4.1)
    ansi2Unicode & unicode2Ansi templates now have a second ctor which takes
a length
    filesystem_traits: addition of file_exists() method
    findfile_sequence now correctly implements InputIterator semantics, and
works correctly when iterators incremented in both prefix and postfix forms
    findvolume_sequence: same as for findfile_sequence
    performance_counter_init renamed to performance_counter_initialiser

Jul 31 2005
parent "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
Sorry, I can't find a message in there. Perhaps you've subtly 
rearranged the contents of the previous message in a special code. 
If so, I'm insufficiently smart to divine it. ;-) Please advise

Cheers

Matthew


"aaa" <aaa_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
news:dcj2hf$ea1$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <c3bsvt$2noh$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...
STLSoft v1.7.1 will be released sometime during April 2004, and 
it's almost
the last
chance for getting in any feature requests. Available now from the 
STLSoft
main site - http://stlsoft.org/ - is STLSoft v1.7.1 beta 5
(http://synesis.com.au/downloads/stlsoft/stlsoft_1_7_1_beta5.zip),
containing pretty much
what will constitute the final 1.7.1 release.

Thanks for listening. Please feel free to post any questions via 
the FAQ
website (http://stlsoft.gregpeet.com/).

Cheers (changes & additions follow below:)

Matthew Wilson

Director, Synesis Software
    (www.synesis.com.au)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)
Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)

-----------------------------------------------------



ADDITIONS
==========

The additions to the libraries are as follows:

  General
    Many of the standard-offending symbols with leading 
 underscores have
been changed. I intend to do the rest before the final release


  Compilers
    Intel 8.0
    CodePlay VectorC 2.06
    CodeWarrior 9
    Comeau 4.3.3. (not quite complete yet, though ;))
    GCC v3+ now supported for COMSTL

  STLSoft (v1.6.5 => 1.7.1)
    array_proxy template class - type-safe & size-safe aid for 
 passing
arrays of object types to functions. Controls passing of derived 
arrays in a
safe manner
    explicit_cast template class - implements explicit conversion 
 operators
    fast_string_concatenator template class - a helper class for
implementing fast, non-intrusive, string concatenation (Featured 
in
Imperfect C++, and in the article "Fast, Non-Intrusive String 
Concatenation"
in April's CUJ)
    basic_fixed_substring template class - provides a 
 non-resizable "view"
onto a part of an existing string, useful for high efficiency 
string
manipulation
    literal_cast template class - used to provide type-to-range 
 validation
of literal constants
    Meta Programming Constructs - including is_pointer_type<>,
is_array_type<>, is_convertible_to_bool<>, is_numeric_type<>,
is_integral_type<>, is_bool_type<>, is_void_type<>, 
is_fundamental_type<>,
is_compound_type<>, is_class_type<>, is_const<>, is_volatile<>, 
(void-able)
size_of<>, is_same_type<>, has_value_type<>, has_iterator<>,
has_const_iterator<>
    pod_vector template class - highly efficient vector for POD 
 types (only)
    proxy_sequence template class - highly efficient 
 pseudo-sequence, for
layering on top of arrays with providing parameterisable 
value_type.
    Size Traits - providing type-definitions of signed and 
 unsigned types of
a corresponding bit-size
    Type Traits - for a given type: providing is_pointer, 
 is_reference,
is_const and is_volatile attributes; defining two 
pointer/reference-stripped
types: the base_type (non-cv-qualified) and cv_type (cv-qualifiers 
retained)
    unused_return_value_monitor template class - used for 
 detecting when a
potentially expensive return value is not used; ideal for 
post-increment
operators; has parameterisable "failure" policy

    stlsoft.h: STLSOFT_DECLARE_TEMPLATE_PARAM_AS_FRIEND(),
STLSOFT_SUPPRESS_UNUSED()

  ATLSTL (v1.2.8 => 1.3.1)
    ccombstr_veneer template adaptor class     - makes CComBSTR 
 conformant
to the STL String concept
    SupportErrorInfoImpl / SupportErrorInfoImpl2 / 
 SupportErrorInfoImpl3
template classes - simple ATL template that provides 
ISupportErrorInfo
implementation

  COMSTL (v1.2.5 => 1.4.1)
    collection_sequence template class - maps COM Collections to 
 STL-like
sequence
    set_error_info() function - sets the calling thread's 
 error-info for a
given description string
    interface_ptr template class - smart-enough interface pointer 
 class

  MFCSTL (v1.3.4 => 1.3.5)
    c_str_ptr shims now deduce whether they're talking to a list 
 box, and
    return the selection content, if only one item is selected

  UNIXSTL (v1.0.3 => 1.1.1)
    basic_current_directory template class - provides access to 
 current
directory in string form
    basic_environment_variable template class - provides access to 
 a given
environment value in string form
    compare_path template function object - compares file-system 
 paths via
fully-qualified path form
    process_mutex class
    spin_mutex class
    thread_mutex class

  WinSTL (v1.3.7 => 1.4.1)
    acl_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics over 
 Access
Control Lists
    Atomic Functions - a suite of functions that provide optimal 
 performance
for single-processor/SMP/mixed Intel processors using inline 
assembler
    clipboard_format_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence 
 semantics
over the system's supported clipboard formats
    basic_error_desc template class - provides access to the 
 string form of
a given Win32 Error Code
    last_error_scope - provides scoping of last error code, for 
 maintaining
correct state when doing intermediate error processing
    event class - a thin wrapper for the Win32 event kernel 
 synchronisation
kernel object
    listview_sequence class - provides STL-like sequence semantics 
 over the
items in a ListView common control
    basic_module_directory template class - provides access to a 
 given (or
the calling process's) module's directory
    process_mutex class
    setcursor_scope class - provides scoping of the cursor
    setfocus_scope class - provides scoping of the window with the 
 focus
    Time Functions - functions to convert between time_t and 
 FILETIME
    token_information template class - type-safe, resource-managed 
 accessor
class to token information (via GetTokenInformation())
    window_text_scope template class - provides scoping of a 
 window's text
    c_str_ptr shims now deduce whether they're talking to a list 
 box, and
    return the selection content, if only one item is selecte

CHANGES
========

The changes to the libraries are as follows:

  STLSoft (v1.6.5 => 1.7.1)
    auto_buffer - it's now resizable, without any loss of 
 efficiency. This
supports the new pod_vector template class
    minor rationalisations to char_traits
    Renaming of constraits: has_base => must_have_base, is_veneer 
 =>
must_be_same_size, type_is_non_class_or_trivial_class => 
must_be_pod
    fixed_array_d1/2d/3d/4d template classes - improved 
 efficiency, by using
an additional template parameter to determine, at compile-time, 
whether
slices "own" their memory; previously this was achieved at runtme 
by a
member variable
    frame_array_1d/2d/3d/4d renamed to static_array_1d/2d/3d/4d
    frame_string: bug fixes
    sign_traits: bug fixes; addition of "bytes" member value
    simple_string: bug fixes; improvements in performance

  ATLSTL (v1.2.8 => 1.3.1)

  COMSTL (v1.2.5 => 1.4.1)
    simplification of interface_cast; addition of 
 interface_cast_test
    enum_sequence - this has simplified, and now only has three 
 non-default
parameters for the template

  MFCSTL (v1.3.4 => 1.3.5)
    minor enhancements to cstring_veneer

  UNIXSTL (v1.0.3 => 1.1.1)
    findfile_sequence renamed to glob_sequence (findfile_sequence 
 is
retained for backwards compatibility)
    tls_index renamed to tss_index (tls_index is retained for 
 backwards
compatibility)
    filesystem_traits: lots of new features
    readdir_sequence: now supports flags "includeDots", 
 "directories" and
"files"

  WinSTL (v1.3.7 => 1.4.1)
    ansi2Unicode & unicode2Ansi templates now have a second ctor 
 which takes
a length
    filesystem_traits: addition of file_exists() method
    findfile_sequence now correctly implements InputIterator 
 semantics, and
works correctly when iterators incremented in both prefix and 
postfix forms
    findvolume_sequence: same as for findfile_sequence
    performance_counter_init renamed to 
 performance_counter_initialiser


Jul 31 2005