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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-08 16:40:47

Robert Ramey wrote:

> The library standard doesn't "work". It can't. It's not code. The
> standard doesn't include an implemenation. And once we
> have a reference implementation which can be compiled on a
> language conformant compiler, what is gained from the work
> required to add it to the standard?

Wider audience, multiple competing implementations, availability. You can
depend on the standard library being available for use even if for
administrative/legal/whatever reasons no third party code is allowed on a

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