Building Boost 1.58 with Visual Studio 2015

If you try to build Boost 1.58 with Visual Studio 2015, you’ll get this error “Unknown compiler version - please run the configure tests and report the results” when building, do this.

Boost::format string examples

Once boost::format object has been created with a format string and given arguments, there are two ways of getting a std::string (or std::wstring) from it. One is with boost::str() and the other way is with str() member method.

How to stop a std::async task

Sadly, this is only an intrusive way of stopping std::async. For an almost non-intrusive way of stopping a thread, look at boost::thread.