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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-21 12:55:57

From: Gavin Collings <gcollings_at_[hidden]>
> "greg colvin" <gcolvi-_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> original article:
> > The library group was rather surprised when the core group
> > informed us that the language would not generate default
> > versions from member template versions.
> So was I. I suppose it might help sort out ambiguity in the case where
> multiple member template constructors could potentially generate a copy
> constructor, but that doesn't seem insurmountable - just use the normal
> template function selection rules and take the most specialized. All I
> could find in D+E and C++ PL was the comment "Curiously enough, a
> template constructor is never used to generate a copy constructor".
> What was the rationale behind this?

I don't remember. I think it was just too late to fix it when we
realized it was true.

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