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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-09 01:11:38

"Douglas Gregor" <doug.gregor_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On Nov 8, 2005, at 9:30 PM, Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>>> [Standard anti-policy rant]
>>> Policies should be used very, very carefully. They introduce a huge
>>> amount of mental overhead, are very hard to combine sensibly, and
>>> create very fragile implementations.
>> I don't really agree with any of this points. Would you care to
>> elaborate?
> Actually, no.
> Let's just leave it at this: I've seen the eye-glazing properties of
> various policy-based approaches firsthand, and had more than my fair
> share of debugging and maintaining policy-based implementations. Yes,
> policies are interesting; yes, they are useful in some designs. And
> yes; you should be very careful when choosing to use them.

Yes, one should be careful. But that's about the only statement I am agree
in original post.


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