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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-13 07:17:26

From: "Mark Rodgers" <mark.rodgers_at_[hidden]>
> Andrei, your opposition to MPL really smacks of NIH syndrome. I really
> do hope that you can bring yourself to use someone else's code and
> contribute parts of Loki built on top of MPL. What harm could it do?

I'm surprised to see such hostility on a Boost list. This is ad hominem,
pure and simple. You don't like Andrei's attitude (which is understandable
for historical reasons) but this doesn't mean he's always wrong.

> * MPL does support MSVC, doesn't it? If so, comparisons of MPL count_if
> with a version that relies on partial specialisation is _completely_
> invalid anyway.

They are _completely valid_. We are trying to compare library _ease of use_
here, not internal implementation of a library supplied algorithm. The case
in point is: how can I, the user, implement a custom algorithm (count_if)
within the framework? I have a conforming compiler, I don't care about MSVC
< 7.01.

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