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From: Iain K.Hanson (iain.hanson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-09 12:29:45

> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Eric Woodruff
> Sent: 09 October 2002 17:41
> There's no mention of that in the standard, and secondly, I
> cannot grasp on
> the idea that the language framers would create a tool that
> was practically
> useless and completely unportable.

It has very practical uses for low level o/s type stuff such
as converting from handles to pointers and vice versa forthings
like files. C++ is just as good as C for writing an o/s ( and much
better ), which is why it needs to low level non-portable things
that it has. The danger is when people forget this heritage and
think that everything in C++ is safe.


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