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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-05 02:21:23

This looks really neat - and potentially very useful.

Sadly, array is one of the most interesting cases - so I'm sure I won't be the
only one 'watching this space'.



PS composite_format is a bit long, but I can't suggest better.

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> Looking at the error messages, and from what I've heard, it may be that it
> has problems with template friends (which is what the operator<< is). If
> that's the case, the workaround should be very easy - making it a
> free-function template.
> I did that, now, and it works. :)
> At least the vector_pair_test(). The array2D_test() uses a little fancy
> code, such as passing the type reference to array as a template parameter,
> and it seems MSVC 7.0 has some problems with this. Anyway, that was just to
> demonstrate usage with built-in types, as well, such as arrays. I'll look
> into it.
> There wasn't really any need for it to be a friend function, as it didn't
> access any private parts. It was just defined inside the class for
> convenience.
> I've also tested it on Intel C++ 7.0 in strict mode and g++ 3.2, so the code
> should be conformant, at least.
> Thanks for the report. I hadn't yet got around to do more portability
> testing, but intend to do that, including writing more tests for it. I've
> updated the version at Yahoo Groups with the above changes.
> Regards,
> Terje
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