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From: Andrey Semashev (andysem_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-18 23:37:06

Lars Viklund wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 11:48:41PM +0400, Andrey Semashev wrote:
>> Ion Gaztañaga wrote:
>> I have to admit though, that indeed formatting is not a bright side of
>> the current IO design. I think a better set of manipulators for basic
>> primitives should do good. There might even be a printf-like manipulator:
> Do not forget about the mighty fine Boost.Format library. It's already
> in boost, and is quite capable of type safe printf-like formatting.

That's the key problem - it's like printf, thus makes extensibility for
user-defined types difficult, if possible.

What I was talking about is the best of the two worlds - ease of
formatting and extensibility.

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