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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-28 10:01:46

Stephane Lajoie <dada_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>> This is probably getting off topic for Boost, but: Are you sure on this
>>> point? My understanding was that there would be general support for
>>> "generics" in managed languages, but that this is specifically not the
>>> current the C++ template mechanism.
>> Yes, it's off-topic, and yes, he's right. :-) C++/CLI (the next
>> version of Managed C++) will support both generics *and* managed
>> templates.
> Actually it's not off-topic. They already ported their STL to that
> version of Managed C++. I can imagine some people may want to run
> their boost programs too. I don't think it would be even that hard...
> Think of it as just another C++ platform. The new Managed C++ is just
> as on-topic here as Metrowerks 8 on OS X or Intel C++ on Itanium :).

We don't just bring up Intel C++ on Itanium issues here outside the
context of library development or boost portability problems. If the
managed C++ discussion is going to be on-topic, it needs to be
connected to something that's, um, _on-topic_ for this group.

Dave Abrahams
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