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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-11 14:03:28

Howard Hinnant wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2003, at 10:23 AM, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Not quite; it was developed once by Jaakko et al (**); they wrote a
>> paper on it, and people implemented their technique several times in
>> Boost.
>> (**) actually someone else developed the technique independently - I
>> forget who - but he didn't carry it to enabling template
>> specializations and he didn't call it enable_if.
> Fwiw, that was me. I called it restrict_to (and I still like that
> name better! :-) ). Did it during the two week period Mar 17 - 30
> 2002 (it
> is in my weekly report). At the time I did not recognize how to apply
> it to return types, only to defaulted parameters. Jaakko, Jeremiah
> and Andrew did a much better job than I did in their independent
> development. They graciously included me in their CUJ paper. Through
> a beaurocratic

I think you meant 'bureaucratic', unless you feel that official screwups are
particular beautiful <g>.

> screw up the author list on the CUJ paper was
> alphabetized when moving from the final proofs to the magazine print.
> It should have read: Jaakko Jarvi, Jeremiah Willcock, Andrew
> Lumsdaine
> and Howard Hinnant.

An article that was clear and a pleasure to read.

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