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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.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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