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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-01 11:36:37

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]>

> Inventing a new syntax isn't inherently a bad thing. It's simply that I
> that a collection of libraries that is aiming to become part of the
> library has to maintain consistency. Different authors will have different
> pet languages and favor different syntax.
> The 2^n explosion is not a problem here, I believe. Rarely does printing a
> thing change that thing. :-)

I agree that it's not significant. But now combine that with the limitation
in number of arguments... even printf can handle an arbitrary number. It
would be a shame if the C++ version were less-capable in any way.


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