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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-08-09 11:25:29

--- In boost_at_y..., Daryle Walker <darylew_at_m...> wrote:
> on 8/8/01 11:31 AM, Thomas Matelich at toms-mailing-lists_at_h...
> > I'll have to preface this review by saying that I have never
needed this
> > idiom. I don't know what that means, except that I had trouble
picturing its
> > usage in my own code. I don't have much original to say, but as
I reviewed
> > the code, I felt I should post something.
> >
> > Like Bill Kempf, I equate this library with a singleton library,
i.e. may have
> > useful features, but I'll probably write my own. In general, for
a simple
> > pattern, a general framework leaves me feeling constrained. I
like the
> > documentation value, but usually end up ripping out the framework
and putting
> > in a comment.
> >
> > On the other hand, a lot of programmers out there haven't read
the GoF book
> > and don't chase down pattern literature. I may be wrong, but I
think Boost is
> > opening some people eyes to the power of STL and some of the
really cool
> > things you can do with C++. So I'm in favor of finding a place
in Boost for
> > documenting C++ patterns/idioms, with frameworks *and*
descriptions of how to
> > do it by hand. To the user who hates writing 4 line classes,
instantiating a
> > template seems ok, and the framework provides a reference
implementation which
> > documents the gotchas to be aware of.
> What's the GoF book? (I guess I'm one of the programmers that
hasn't read
> it.)

GoF, Gang of Four, well known name used as an alternative title for
the book "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented

Bill Kempf

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