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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-31 18:14:15

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Bronek Kozicki
> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 3:12 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Infinite precision integer draft
> Maarten Kronenburg wrote:
> > For using mixed expressions with
> > different types, run-time polymorphism
> > is required.
> does the library need something that runtime-polymorphism
> delivers and that
> cannot be done with templates? Not that I'm such a big fan of
> templates, but
> they proved useful. Maybe not that much in domain-specific
> applications, but
> in interface part of many libraries they work pretty well
> (Boost is good
> example here). I'd also argue that they usually proved more
> extensible than
> libraries designed around OOP.

Actually pretty useful in domain specific libraries (I guess
applications applies too).

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