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From: Joel (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-04 19:12:06

Andrei Alexandrescu (See Website For Email) wrote:

>>> There are plenty of text manipulation tools outside C++ that offer
>>> what could be done with the C++ preprocessor with programming
>>> paradigms that I consider unworthy of learning.
>> Frankly, without knowing them, you aren't in a position for your
>> opinion to be
>> worth anything. You're a smart guy, Andrei, so the learning curve
>> shouldn't be
>> too difficult for you. Why don't you learn those paradigms and then
>> decide
>> whether they are "worthy" instead of making blanket statements based
>> on nothing?
> Oh, that's a misunderstanding. I did learn them. My opinion is based on
> actual information. I can't claim to be a pp lib expert, but I have an
> understanding of it. I agree that otherwise an opinion wouldn't be worth
> anything.
> So what I was trying to say was, the point at which I will veer away
> from pp-based programming to other tools happens earlier than others'.

Interesting. At which "point" might that be? For example, which of the
PP based libraries in boost would you consider using external tools?


Joel de Guzman

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