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From: Lois Goldthwaite (loisg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-05-09 08:00:05

I, for one, am always interested in clever/disgusting techniques for coping with
compiler deficiencies. The World's Most Hated Compiler does not, in all
fairness, hold a monopoly on deficiencies.


Dave Abrahams wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I've been working on a system for quickly and easily wrapping C++ classes in
> Python. My employer has graciously agreed to allow its release as open
> source. I'm wondering whether boost would be an appropriate host for this
> library, which sits on the boundary between the two languages. This probably
> depends in part on the level of interest within this group. I'm sure
> would take it, otherwise. So, I'm here to gauge interest
> and appropriateness, and...
> <Spam>
> Allow me to flog Python again, for a moment. Python <> is an
> interactive interpreted language with an extensive library. It is
> dynamically typed, has classes and a real module system, and nearly all
> Python programming is generic programming. It runs on almost everything, and
> as my friend Tim Peters is fond of saying, "it's not just easy to learn: you
> already know Python." In many ways it is the perfect compliment to C++.
> </Spam>
> -Dave
> P.S. My library even works with one of the more hated compilers out there. I
> had to invent several clever/disgusting techniques to deal with the lack of
> partial specialization, some of which you may find... interesting ;)
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