From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-25 07:24:32
On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 Lars Gullik Bjønnes wrote
> Jeff Garland wrote:
> > My approach was a bit different in that I didn't bother with the buffer at
> > all, but created the ostream interface directly in hope that the
>But if you are going to compile anyway, then you could use other
>methods as well (pre-processor).
Yes, but macros are evil and impact code readability. I just really hate lots
of code like:
TRACE("I'm here" << foo << std::endl);
The all caps thing is really bothersome to me. And of course there is the
loss of ability to set have a tracing version and a non-tracing version in one
> How will this behave for user defined types?
Same because of omitted detail below...
> Do I have to add a operator<< for both ostream and null_ostream?
operator<<(null_ostream& os, const T&)
I'm not saying my idea was fully baked -- there may be some fatal flaw I
haven't worked out. Just wanted to point out other potential approaches and
requirements while expressing support for getting something like this in boost.
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