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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-16 08:34:04

On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, John Max Skaller wrote:
skalle> Also, while I think of it, I suggest that the proposals
skalle> go for 'tentative acceptance' by the committee. This is a committment
skalle> to examination and refinement, while not necessarily accepting the
skalle> proposal as it stands: its a warning to clients NOT to depend on
skalle> the interface as it stands, and allows the committee to fiddle
skalle> without accepting 'backwards compatibility' as any kind of
skalle> argument against doing so.

The proposals, if successful, will be going into a technical report
published by the C++ committee. This report will be not be an actual part
of the stardard, it will merely be a recomendation, and a notice about
what will likely be in the next revision of the stadard. So in a sense it
is tentative.

However, I would very much argue against people submitting stuff when they
think the public interface is likely to change. Lets try not to inflict
portability problems on the C++ user community. They have enough problems
to deal with already :)


 Jeremy Siek
 Ph.D. Candidate, IU B'ton email: jsiek_at_[hidden]
 Summer Manager, AT&T Research phone: (973) 360-8185

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