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From: joel de guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-12 22:38:54

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From: "Gennadiy Rozental" :

> > But why should we pay for the inadequacies of compilers?
> > I firmly believe that we should push these compilers hard to
> > send a strong message to the compiler makers not to be lax.
> > I am having the impression now that MPL's interface was designed
> > in part to get around these limitations? If so, this is not a good sign.
> The thing is that I (for example) can't use library if it is not portable.
> Particulary is should work on MSVC 6.5. I would need to wait till I get my
> hands onto 7.1 (~1-1.5 year at least). If exist reasonable solution that
> works now I prefer to start using it. Later I can switch to improved
> version, based particulaly on 1 year of exipirience.

Agreed. However, the interface should *NOT* be driven by the implementation.


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