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From: MB (mb2act_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-01 08:53:42

David Abrahams wrote:
> MB <mb2act_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>> This technique that triggers intentional ADL is famous?
>>>> What do they call? Who is the inventor?
>>>> Should I call "Ramey Lookup"?
>>>I think I may have invented the technique you're showing.
>>I call it "Abrahams Lookup" :-)
> It's not original enough to warrant putting my name on it, and it
> isn't good enough for me to be proud of. So maybe "MB Lookup?"

I'm proud...

>>I thought the combination of your Lookup and Ramey Trick could
>>workaround broken compilers without users' burden.
>>But Boost.Range has metafunctions that require 'class template partial specialization'.
>>I have missed the point.
>>I admit that the combination is not generalized enough to bear with the extra parameter.
> You might see also

I am maybe a culprit that cares portability too much.
My idea came from the complaint that it was difficult
to customize types for Range in the case of broken compilers.

I want to port some algorithms of range_ex to broken compilers.
When I do, I will use 'my' Lookup and Ramey Trick.


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