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From: Vesa Karvonen (vesa_karvonen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-10 13:52:55

David B. Held:
>It's hard enough getting one's head around the PP lib without having to
>be an expert in it already.
>It's a shame, because there's a lot of code that would benefit from the
>PP lib that almost certainly isn't because of the difficult learning

Learning Boost.Preprocessor is like learning a rather verbose and
intricate programming language. It is not really surprising that it can be
difficult to learn, although the documentation, at least the parts that I
wrote, could certainly be improved. It is possible to implement a language
using the C99 (or even the less capable C++97) preprocessor that would be
much less verbose and intricate and would be significantly easier to use
(see for details), but it
would come at some cost in efficiency (on some compilers the cost would
probably be prohibitive and on some compilers the cost is insignificant).

-Vesa Karvonen

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