From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-08 22:18:09
"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:
> To summarize, having
> a) "standard conformant C++ compiler"
> b) a library implementation which is freely availble and depends only on
> having a above
> is equivalent to
> having "conformant C++ implementation"
It's not enough to have a library implementation. The library has to
implement the specification of the C++ standard.
I'm not sure how close STLPort is these days. It's probably not far,
> for Regex (and other libraries as well of course), we already have
> b) above - so what's the point "adding it to the standard" - which
> seems to me a lot of work for very little practical benefit.
There are lots of people who don't have permission to use any
libraries that aren't either standard or shipped by Microsoft.
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