The boost web site provides free, peer-reviewed, portable c++ source libraries. the emphasis is on libraries which work well with the c++ standard library. one goal is to establish "existing practice" and provide reference implementations so that the boost libraries are suitable for eventual standardization. some of the libraries have already been proposed for inclusion in the c++ standards committee's upcoming c++ standard library technical report.
this package provides headers for all boost libraries.
extended precision arithmetic package libmpfrc++-dev or libntl-dev is required to use the boost.multiprecision wrapping of the respective library.
for the following subprojects separate packages exist: chrono, date-time, exception filesystem, graph, iostreams, locale, math, mpi, program_options, python, regex, serialization, signals, system, test, thread, timer, and wave.
this package is a dependency package, which depends on debian's default boost version (currently 1.58).