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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-01 13:04:01

"Robert Allan Schwartz" <notbob_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> > I believe a "standardized" (within Boost), portable, and *readable* text
>> > representation of T makes my proposal better than typeid().
>> I think if readability is the main criterion we'd do much better to
>> invest in decoding the typeids generated by GCC. I believe there's
>> even a library that comes with it that does that job.
> Why should millions of programmers have to make that "invest"ment?

They don't.

> Wouldn't it be better if gcc simply generated better type names?
> That's one fix, not millions.

Since as I said, they supply a library which does it with the
compiler, I don't think it's really as bad as you make out.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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