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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-14 16:49:51

Paul Baxter wrote:
> I'm on no particular side of the fence here, and feel a bit saddened by
> tone of some of the Loki vs MPL typelists discussion. I always thought
> one needs to see convincing arguments/examples to increase complexity.
> I prefer to start simple then work up to more complex (and more capable)
> facilities if there is a need. That means that I need to see why MPL's
> complexity is better than a simpler interface.

Have you read the MPL paper? Don't you think you should before asking for
personal attention?

> I would hope that rather than reviewing MPL as a cool new toy or a step
> forward to yet another programming methodolgy, we stop first and agree
> needs it fulfils. If it is a library designed purely as a FP toolkit
> onto C++, fine. If it is to be considered more generally as an aid to C++
> developers justify that claim and provide streamlined interfaces for that
> purpose.
> Since many people including myself are unfamiliar with its concepts,
> more examples and documentation would be the way to achieve this.

Have you read the existing one?


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