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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-22 12:49:26

Howard Hinnant wrote:

> Vendor C, with the best of intentions, decides that the release build
> of the std::lib should contain this checking (std::lib vendors
> including debug checks in release builds should sound familiar to many
> of you). Now we have goal #3, but have lost goal #1, and there is no
> wrapper we can use to get it back.
> How do we prevent, or at least discourage, Vendor C from taking this
> path?

Shouldn't Vendor C be allowed this freedom? If its customers prefer paying
the price of a pointer in exchange for the ever-present checks, why should
the vendor be prevented from delivering the product they want? We can
explain the rationale for the design and our suggested implementation in
non-normative notes and let the vendors make the informed decision.

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