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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-08-03 20:11:04

At 07:28 PM 8/3/99 +0100, Kevlin Henney wrote:

>Beman Dawes wrote:
>While the template approach seems conceptually more elegant, I find
>the resulting user code unbearably ugly. The typedef and constant
>approach is basically stdint.h without the macros, a nice
> True, but it might be argued that the template approach is in
many ways
> consistent w/ the way types are found from templates in the
> library.
>Kevlin, what did your template approach look like?
> int_exact<32>::type
> int_least<32>::type

That strikes me as better than having a single type with
exact/least/fast/etc types embedded. Not sure exactly why, but my
gut feeling is it would extend better.


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