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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-28 04:59:06

> Peter was asking why you didn't do it that way to begin with, not why
> you don't do it now. If you leave too much workaround code in for
> compilers that don't need it, well, eventually you forget which do and
> which don't, and then you can't back out. See?

Understood, this is all lost in the mist of time, but as far as I can

At the time there were only a minority of compilers that supported partial
specialisation that we could really test with, and no one back then was too
sure which of the various behaviours was correct.

Of course BOOST_WORKAROUND didn't exist then either.

Most of all, I think we've all learned a lot since then, well OK since I can
only really speak for myself, *I've* learned a lot since then!


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