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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-29 01:11:31


They have already announced on this list that they are testing their 7.1
compiler, which supports partial specialization and the rest of the
language, against boost. I can't point you at the message since I have no
connectivity at the moment, but I bet you could find it. Also, from
everything I could see in Redmond, Microsoft seems very serious about


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin S. Van Horn" <kevin.vanhorn_at_[hidden]>
To: " mailing list" <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] Report from Redmond

> On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Beman Dawes wrote:
> > The C++ committee has been meeting all week in Redmond, Washington, at
> > Microsoft conference facility.
> The location is a bit ironic given that Microsoft still stubbornly refuses
> to implement important parts of the '98 standard -- in particular, partial
> specialization of class templates, which was available on Unix C++
> compilers 4-1/2 years ago. Was there any indication from Microsoft that
> they will *ever* implement partial specialization?
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