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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-05 16:52:02

At 03:01 PM 7/5/2001, Toon Knapen wrote:

>BTW: how did the standard commitee come up with their convention ?

The basics were inherited from C language. Then the C++ committee voted,
several times, on the C++ version. I think there were 4 or 5 schemes
proposed. The current scheme won the first vote by a very slim
margin. But as people used it, they found that it was a lot better than
chaos, so it won a later second vote by a very wide margin.


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