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From: Gabriel Dos Reis (gdr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-15 18:04:05

"Paul A. Bristow" <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:

| C compatibility is deemed very highly desirable by many, even BS Himself!

Certainly, many people are for C-compatibility -- including myself.
But the argument given in the proposal is bogus.

| Even if a C++ exceptional version is better as well as more Politically Correct.

Well, as close as possible to C, but not closer. If C-compatibility
means broken semamtics then I prefer we sacrify C-compatibility.

C-compatibility is not a goal in itself.


| There seems to an argument that using templates & exceptions will make it less
| likely to become a C++ Standard. It may be regrettable but true.

I showed why the overloading argument is broken.

-- Gaby

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