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From: bwood (coal_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-31 13:50:20

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Jeremy Maitin-Shepard writes:
>These seem to be good ideas. I agree that C++ is in need of a new I/O
>system built on proper abstractions.

It is kind of perplexing how this area remains
slow to change.

>As a side note, in doing so it is
>important to be extremely cautious with the use of template
>meta-programming, as horrendous compile-times are a real barrier
>to the use of certain libraries.

In some cases it goes beyond compile-times to poor
run-times --
The sizes of executables built with B.Ser compared
to those with an external code generator provide the
first clue that the obese aren't going to be able to
survive a foot race.

Brian Wood
Ebenezer Enterprises

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