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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-10 12:55:40

on Fri Aug 10 2007, Tobias Schwinger <> wrote:

> Hi Joaquín,
> Joaquín Mª López Muñoz wrote:
>> Tobias and Ion,
>> I'm writing a lib for eventual submission to Boost that incidentally uses
>> Boost.Parameter to achieve a flexible template argument specification like
>> the one you're discussing. The thing is, you can have (2) and (3) at a time,
>> so that both
> Interesting. What's the library about in the first place?
> Quick summary of the discussion context: Boost.Parameter was my first
> suggestion. Ion was concerned that too much template instantiations
> would have a negative impact on the size of the executable image (due to
> poor code factorization with some compilers when a template gets
> instantiated with many distinct types, that actually mean the same), so
> we were discussing minimalist, custom-made, named template
> parameters.

The easy way to deal with this is to dispatch all implementation to a
single class template with an ordinary parameter interface once you've
used Boost.Parameter to sort out all the named/deduced parameters.

Dave Abrahams
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