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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-06 07:57:24

I don't think we're using the word "portable" in the same way, here. By
"portable solution" I just mean an interface that can be reimplemented on a
wide variety of platforms, and an implementation for a few of them.

----- Original Message -----
From: <pinkfloydhomer_at_[hidden]>
> > I ran into exactly this problem in my previous job. A colleague
> blamed me
> > and the "stupid C++ committee" for not having standardized the
> ability to
> > look for an incoming keypress! If you have a portable
> implementation, please
> > do submit it.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Dave
> I don't have a portable solution, which is exactly my problem, and
> exactly the reason that there _is_ a standard library. Show my a
> portable way to print something to stdout without using the standard
> library. Or a portable way to use files without using the standard
> library. It can't be done. I'm talking about something that is so
> common in many systems (not only simple keypresses, it doesn't have to
> be that specific), that it should be in the standard library IMO.
> Since I can't get it into the standard library, I'm asking here if it
> would be suitable for boost.
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