From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-08 12:55:32
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of David Abrahams
> Kresimir Fresl <fresl_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > David Abrahams wrote:
> >> "Sohail Somani" <s.somani_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >>>Dave Abrahams wrote:
> >>>>Dimensional analysis is really a very poor example of
> what TMP can do:
> >>>Then why is it such a prominent example in the documentation?
> >> In what documentation?
> > Maybe this one:
> > THE BOOST MPL LIBRARY
> > [http://boost.org/libs/mpl/doc/index.html]
> That tutorial is a very good example of how to work with the
> abstractions of the MPL. That doesn't mean it's representative of
> what metaprogramming can do. Those are two very different things.
> If I give you a tour of a workshop and show you how to use all the
> tools, it doesn't necessarily mean you've learned much about the kinds
> of things you can build in that workshop.
> Several later chapters in the book are devoted to giving people a
> better sense of what you can do with TMP.
I'll have to check out the book then :)
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