About the boost library, that is exactly
what I did for a project of mine (the
calibration software for the WAGASCI
experiment). It turned out not so easy to
mantain because different Linux distros
package different versions of boost.
The reason I went down the "c++11 plus
boost" road is that the official T2K OS
is CentOS7 as well.
Looking back I think that using c++17 and
requiring a more recent version of the
compiler is much easier to maintain than
the combo c++11 + boost. In CentOS is
just a matter of installing a recent
devtool package ...
Another solution might be too repackage
boost into MIDAS so you have full control
of the environment.
> > After much discussion, and following
the MIDAS workshop at TRIUMF, we made the
decision to use C++11 in MIDAS.
> > There are many benefits, and only one
drawback - no c++11 compilers in the
default OS install on older computers
> > RHEL/SL/CentOS before el7). (the same
applies to our use of cmake).
> It turns out that support for the c++11
"regex" feature is missing on el7
(CentOS-7, our most common platform at
> According to
> gcc 4.9.0 is the first one to implement
c++11 regular expressions. el7 comes with
gcc-4.8.5 and I confirm
> that examples of using
std::regex_replace() do not compile. I
was looking to use std::regex_replace to
implement URL rewriting
> in the reverse proxy code in mhttpd.
> I do not need this feature immediately,
but I am surprised that such a thing can
happen, thought others should know.