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From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-07 04:34:52

----Original Message----
From: Paul Mensonides [mailto:pmenso57_at_[hidden]]
Sent: 07 December 2005 09:10
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] [wave) experiences

> Supporting [extended length integers] is not a good idea.
> IMO, it is just the beginning of non-standard extensions.
> For the purpose of cross-compiling, I don't have a problem
> with an option to specify the width.

But what about cross compiling from a 32-bit platform for a 64-bit target?
(which strikes me as a perfectly reasonable thing to do today).

> IMHO, it is in the community's ultimate best interest for
> preprocessors and compilers to be as *un-permissive* as possible.
... but in general I agree with this idea.

Martin Bonner
Pi Technology, Milton Hall, Ely Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB4 6WZ,
ENGLAND Tel: +44 (0)1223 441434

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