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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-10 07:08:42

"Maxim Yegorushkin" <maxim.yegorushkin_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On 4/10/06, Phil Nash <phil.nash.lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> []
>> > True. Boost have long ignored these issues, no wonder they accepted it
>> > tentatively.
>> The thing is, lexical_cast in its current implementation, is simple and
>> elegant, and perfectly usable for most cases.
> In the real world practicality beats purity. The fact is people do not
> use boost::lexical_cast because of the aforementioned problems.

Last time I looked, four out of five end-users in the "Who's using Boost"
section reported using lexical_cast. So it might be more accurate to say
"_some_ people do not use lexical_cast" .

The LWG is aware of those issues. That is the sort of thing they often


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