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From: Bronek Kozicki (brok_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-07 17:58:00

Doug Gregor wrote:
> Are variadic templates worthwhile? Will they help us build better,
> cleaner Boost libraries in the future? Should we bring variadic
> templates to the C++ committee, to enable better implementations of
> TR1 components and eliminate the need for much of the preprocessor
> metaprogramming we do today? Feedback is greatly appreciated.

Hi Doug

I know I should have replied sooner, but nevertheless .... I'm thrilled and
surprised. Sincerly, I did not expect it at all, knowing how busy you must have
been recently with concepts (nice work, BTW!). It is up to others to research
opportunities this is opening, but I feel some really good things might come out
of this.

Besides things that are rather obvious (builtin support for typelists, "typesafe
printf", much improved forwarding, construction of heterogeneous collections) I
wonder if it might be first step towards opening C++ to yet another programming
paradigm - functional. Anyone here to investigate it?


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