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From: Alisdair Meredith (alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-31 03:48:03

I'll second this!

I am not an old-school C coder, never had to learn printf and rigoroulsy avoid having anything to do with it. My brief dealings found it far from intuitive and visually dense so I couldn't see the wood for the trees.

I'm also against *unnecessary* verbosity, and some of the iostream stuff may be too far the other way but at least it is clear. When it comes to trade-offs, I'll take clarity over terseness!

As someone who is observing the thread, rather than participating, my observation is that I quite liked the [] syntax, and I would likely investigate any library based on that just for the 'rightness' of the feel. I will avoid any library based on printf-style syntax. I'm not yet sure if this library is targetted at me to begin with though, so take these last comments with a pinch of salt!


>>> williamkempf_at_[hidden] 30 January 2002 23:08:13 >>>
--- In boost_at_y..., James Kanze <kanze_at_g...> wrote:

(the only two arguments
I've ever heard against this was that "printf" was more intuitive,
which is true only for old C coders, and that the manipulator
approach was very verbose, but I could care less about that).


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