From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-17 09:52:06
From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> >> Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> >
> >> > How about this:
> >> >
> >> > Generic libraries that accept callable arguments are common in
> >> > C++; analysis and manipulation of built-in function types
> >> > seem to appear in each one. Some examples are the STL,
> >> > Boost.Lambda, Boost.Function, and Boost.Python.
> >> "Examples are A, B, and C" is weird. How about:
> > I don't know what's weird about it, but we each have our own
> > sensibilities.
> Trees are Elm, Oak, and Maple.
> Sounds like Yoda.
> Weird these speech constructs are.
Please note that the original was "Some examples are...." That
isn't weird to me. I've heard and read that phrasing in many
contexts. If you omit "some" it does have a slightly unusual
character, but it still isn't "Examples the STL, Boost.Lambda,
Boost.Function, and Boost.Python are."
-- Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden] Software Engineer http://www.sig.com Susquehanna International Group, LLP using std::disclaimer;
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