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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-01 12:27:43

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>

> >I want to request a formal review. The library isn't that
> complicated. It
> >uses macros; I tried a template-based alternative, but my compiler
> doesn't
> >accept value-based template parameters that are pointers-to-member, and
> the
> >library is too small to risk the heavy weight libraries like Bind.
> Without even looking at the library, I've really got a problem with basing
> design decisions on a compiler that is way out-of-date.
> Daryle, I'm assuming you are still using Metrowerks 5.3. Correct me if I'm
> wrong, but Metrowerks has released something like four releases since
> You really need to bite the bullet and buy or upgrade to a more modern
> system. Whether it is a Mac, Windows, or Linux box, it will let you
> develop more modern libraries.
> What do others think?

We could review it, but I would vote against accepting it on the basis that
it uses macros where even a two-releases-old version of the same compiler
wouldn't need them. I suspect many would react similarly, so we should
consider whether reviewing it is worthwhile.


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