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From: Arkadiy Vertleyb (vertleyb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-29 09:47:13

HI all,

God only knows what else can be found inside this compiler if one is willing
to dig real deep.

For example, Igor' Chesnokov from RSDN (Russian Software Development
Network) has found a way to implement typeof() that does not require
registration, and probably has compile-time performance of a native typeof.

How? Apparently, some weird "feature" of Visual C++ allowed him to twick a
template body at the moment of instantiation, when additional context is
available, thus "registering" classes on the fly, at the moment of taking

Microsoft-specific "bugfeatures" are generally not in the area of my
interests. However I do realize that, on the Microsoft compiler, this might
look much more attractive then anything Peder and I have implemented. And
even though I realize that this might be a serious competition, I would feel
really bad not to mention this here:


In particular, how do people feel about implementing someting for some
particular compiler using specific "features" of this compiler? Should this
be acceptable?




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