From: David A. Greene (greened_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-12 22:28:31
David Abrahams wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David A. Greene" <greened_at_[hidden]>
>>To me, "functional programming/recursion" and "iteration" is an
> Why do you continue to repeat this misapprehension? Didn't I clear this
> up already? MPL doesn't "iterate" in any sense that's foreign to Haskell
> or other pure functional languages. All sequence-traversal algorithms
> are recursive.
I know it's not iteration in the imperative sense (how could it be?),
but molding a template metaprogramming library into the STL concept
framework seems odd and unnatural to me. I'm not a functional
programmer, but I do understand recursion and its elegance.
Bottom line: I look at Aleksey's (?) implementation of count_if
and I look at Andrei's implementation. Guess which one is
easy to grasp.
Again, I probably haven't put in the effort required to fully
understand MPL (in fact I know I haven't). But then, how can I
when the documentation is lacking? This MPL2 branch seems to
have appeared out of nowhere (can someone provide that tag again?
I seem to have deleted the message that mentioned it). Before
yesterday I thought mpl_development was the current MPL branch.
It's kinda hard to keep up. :)
I do really want to see MPL in Boost. I'd just like to have
some input as to what kind of MPL we get.
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