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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-18 13:07:08

----- Original Message -----
From: "Moore, Paul" <paul.moore_at_[hidden]>

> I see a fundamental distinction between graph and regex, and py_cpp and
> (say) threading or GUI libraries. It is that the former two have no
> dependency on the platform (OS, other language libraries, etc etc).
> this pushes graph and regex down a layer, or adds a fourth layer, I don't
> know.
> I suppose it's the difference between libraries which everyone "can" use
> (whether or not they want to) and ones which require "something else"
> a (conforming) C++ compiler to use.
> Is it only me who sees this as a fundamental distinction?

I grant you the distinction. Whether it is fundamental or not, I can't be

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