Yes, it's one of those "note to self" posts, but I keep forgetting how to do it.

I recently ran into a requirements for retrofitting a logging library to an existing project. My first instinct was to throw Pantheios at it as I've used it before and It Just Worked. Unfortunately in this case, we needed the ability to log to more than two event sinks and it looked like this was getting a little awkward with Pantheios, which prompted me to look at Boost.Log.

It's bit of a link roundup from the past couple of months. Most of you probably saw these already as I'd think you're probably reading the same blogs.

Using a std::set as an accumulator in a performance critical piece of code did turn out to be a bottleneck. Here's how I worked around this issue.

Try stopping mspdbsrv.exe (the process that generates the pdb files during a build) if it is still running. My understanding is that it's supposed to shut down at the end of the compilation but it seems that it can turn into a zombie process and if the latter happens, you can get the above error when linking your binaries.