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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-21 06:17:54

From: "John Max Skaller" <skaller_at_[hidden]>
> David Abrahams wrote:
> > I don't accept either rule. The Barton & Nackmann trick used by the
> > operators libraries depends on violating it.
> As far as I know, the B&N trick no longer works.
> The committee changed the rules (not deliberately to stop
> the trick working, but for other reasons). I could be wrong.

You're partly right. They changed the rules which broke the B&N trick at one
point during drafting, but (as Andy Koenig explained to me in Nashua at my
first meeting), later made additional modifications so that the B&N trick
would continue to be a legitimate technique.


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