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From: John Maddock (John_Maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 20001021 06:55:37
>>Anyhow, I'll press on with a defect report.
>
>But the result will almost certainly be that const int is a signed
integral
>type, and so forth.
Maybe, it depends upon what you mean by integer: does "const int" implement
operator ++, or operator += ?
Depending upon the context the answer is either yes or no, the only thing
you can really say is that it is a cvqualified integer.
>Good deal. Does this mean that boost:: is_standard_signed_integral should
>be renamed is_signed_integral? :)
Just to clarify, there is already a is_signed_integral template, in fact
there are three closely related templates:
is_standard_signed_integral: those signed integral types required by the
standard.
is_extension_signed_integral: addition builtin signed integral types (long
long etc).
is_signed_integral: The union of the above two.
In almost every case is_signed_integral is the template to use here.
 John.
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