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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-04 20:42:45

Edward Diener wrote:
> Paul Mensonides wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>>> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Andrei
>>> Alexandrescu (See Website For Email)

>>> The only way as long as you commit to not look outside C++.

>> Which is the whole point from a library perspective. Relying on awk
>> (or any other external tool) to write C++ isn't so bad, but relying
>> on it to compile C++ is unacceptable.
> One does not rely on the preprocessor to compile C++. Andrei's
> argument was that these tools can be used to create C++ code, not compile

The point is that when a library uses macros in its public interface, the code
generation takes place when the library user's code is compiled.


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