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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-02 09:28:22

"Gennadiy Rozental" <gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> "Gennadiy Rozental" <gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > Well, technically you maybe right, though it's quite difficult to
> imagine an
>> > example of that.
>> char_traits is one.
> But If I understood you correctly in some other place you say that
> char_traits is an example of bad design.

Yes. That doesn't change the fact that it acts in both ways.

> And I think the same. IMO any example of trait/policy mixure in the
> same class would be an example of bad design.

I don't know; it seems to me that the

  template <class T, class Policy = xxx_traits<T> >
  class Foo;

idiom might not be a bad one for some uses if xxx_traits is only
supplying associated types. It allows customization of the meaning of
Foo<X> for any X by specializing xxx_traits<X>, while also allowing
users to explicitly choose Foo<X, Y> when they don't like the default
for X.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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