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From: brock (brock.peabody_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-02 10:32:25

It's obviously wrong to say that compile time performance does not matter.
On the other hand, it's not wise to optimize the compile or run time
performance of a library prematurely - start with the most beautiful design
and make it more ugly as necessary :)

I think we're drifting far from the topic with the whole traits (hidden or
templatized) discussion. Does anyone remember the message Mr. Dawes posted
where he described three levels of sophistication for the library
( In my
opinion, if we try to create anything beyond a simplistic, level (1) library
on our first try, we're going to fail. The problem that Eugene is trying to
solve with the ImplTraits mechanism may be legitimate, but I don't feel that
it is part of the simplistic level 1 solution.

We need to start talking about what the interface to this library should
like like (a domain specific sub-language, as Mr. Abrahams said), and worry
about the implementation details (a pimpl is certainly an implementation
detail) afterwards.

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