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From: Andy Sawyer (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-01-14 17:37:24

On 08 January 2000 03:17, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:

> "Andy Sawyer" <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> | Not to mention bool (I still maintain bool is neither signed
> nor unsigned.
> I fully undertood you point, even when I disagreed ;-)

 I seem to remember that you agreed on this point (or, at least, didn't
_actually_ disagree) - albeit for different reasons :-).

> | I am actually of the opinion that the same is true of char, but for
> | different reasons.)
> As numeric_limits documents the implementation defined aspects of
> fondamental^W arithmetical types, I think that
> numeric_limits<char>::is_signed is implementation defined.

 I believe that you are correct (again:-). However, my reasoning for
considering char a type-without-signedness is more philosophical than

> BTW, IRC you raised the issue of what ot means to be signed.

 Was that during the great numeric_limits<bool>::is_signed debate?


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