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From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-09-03 16:52:27

Gary Powell wrote:
> The problem as I see it with template template parameters for containers, is
> that there isn't a fixed number of arguments. If you can only use a vector,
> ggcl might as well use a vector, but if I wanted a set instead it isn't the
> same number of template arguments.

std::set has the same number of non-optional template parameters as std::vector,
so it's actually no problem at all. That is, if you're happy with the defaults
for the optional template parameters.

> To use template template parameters would force us to write a cover template
> that takes the maximum number of arguments,

Not always, as said above.

> The other disadvantage is that maybe some compiler which ggcl currently
> supports doesn't support template template's.

So what? Any reasonable lambda library doesn't work with MSVC, either, but
that's no reason not to have it.

> I can see that Jeremy is resisting this change.

I'm just suggesting an alternative. If it's not an improvement, ignore

Jens Maurer

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