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From: Jeffrey Faust (jefffaust_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-23 00:29:28

Hi Thomas,

Thomas Witt wrote:
> Jeffrey Faust wrote:
>> Is there anybody out there besides me that would find this useful?
> I can't speek to the solution itself but I would find it very useful.
> It's a productivity issue. In the end the gains of using optional
> have to be weighed against its drawbacks. Lack of inspectability is
> a big minus. It goes so far that it limits adoption here.

I'm glad I'm not alone.

> With respect to this being rather a debugger problem: I've entertained
> that thought for a moment but then I realized I can't stop writing code
> while the debugger is getting fixed. In practice it's a library issue.

With all the feedback I've gotten, I want to abandon my proposed approach
and try something else. Most importantly, the debugger version has to be
a different type to avoid debug/release compatability issues.

Jeff Faust

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