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From: Moore, Paul (paul.moore_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-01-23 05:06:47

From: dwolfram_at_[hidden] [mailto:dwolfram_at_[hidden]]
> Hi Dejan,
> Thank you very much for completing the survey. We are very interested
> in the views, suggestions, and concerns of all users.
> We take ISO compliance very seriously, and are actively addressing
> conformance issues.
> I shall ensure that your comments are discussed by the team.

(I took the liberty of responding to this message, as it happened to raise
an issue I was particularly interested in. I have sent my particular
comments separately).

There have been a number of rumours that Visual C++ version 7 (which I
understand to be currently in beta) still does not support partial template
specialisation, or argument-dependent name lookup (Koenig lookup). This is
an issue of significant concern in the Boost libraries (among others), which
rely heavily on such features.

Could you please provide a specific assurance one way or the other on
whether these features will be supported in the final version of Visual C++
version 7? In the light of your comment that you take ISO compliance very
seriously, I hope that the answer is in the affirmative, but I am very
concerned that it is extremely late in the development cycle to address
this, should it not already be in place.

I would appreciate it if you could copy your reply on this comment to the
Boost mailing list (boost_at_[hidden]).

Thank you,
Paul Moore.

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