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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-07 23:16:40

on 3/7/00 11:13 AM, Borgerding, Mark A. at MarkAB_at_[hidden] wrote:

> It cannot catch an invalid format string at compile time. The main
> advantage is that it can fail gracefully at run time rather than make an
> access violation. I'd prefer to have it fail gracefully at compile time.

Me, too; don't get me wrong. I just can't think of a graceful and
easily-used syntax which accomplishes that. The only way to do it is to use
something which is not a significant improvement (IMO) over what the
standard library gives us.


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