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From: Gregory Colvin (gregory.colvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-23 11:44:55

On Jan 23, 2004, at 3:04 AM, Alexander Nasonov wrote:

> The Art of Unix Programming
> Eric Steven Raymond
> ...
> portability is compromised by the fact that (as of
> mid-2003) actual C++ implementations implement widely varying subsets
> of
> the draft ISO standard now in preparation.[125]

The next Standard is years away, and is not even close to being
a draft, so how could anyone expect it to be implemented? I
can't see how portability is compromised by implementers not
being clairvoyant.

> ...
> [125] The last C++ standard, dating from 1998, was widely implemented
> but
> weak, especially in the area of libraries.

But the libraries of the next Standard are to a large extent
available now on Boost.

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