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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-02 13:03:02

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Beman Dawes wrote:
bdawes> Keep examples like std::basic_string<> in mind. It tried to make all users
bdawes> happy, even though needs and wants varied a great deal. The result was
bdawes> general unhappiness.

It seems to me that this example shows why we need a generative approach.
basic_string couldn't make all users happy because it was just one class.
As with string, the needs and wants of mutex users vary a great deal. If
we don't have a generative system, we can't meet these varied needs.


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