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From: Robert Klarer (klarer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-06-21 21:36:22

Paul Mensonides wrote:

> The only problem is how many characters you can store and how they are stored is
> platform dependent. Of course, you could make some configuration file. Comeau
> C++ errors on me if I put more than 4 characters in a multi-character literal
> though. sizeof(int) / sizeof(char) == number of characters.

Yes, but many compilers support a 64-bit long long type, so a seven_letter_word
template is possible. Seven letters should be enough for anyone. :-)

> Apparently, this is the kind of thing that us meta-programmers come up with--new
> ways to misuse the language or, at best, use the language in an unprecedented
> ways that it was not designed for. :)

I refuse to believe that the use of four-letter words constitutes misuse of any

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