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From: Michael Caisse (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-01 12:41:13

Peter Dimov wrote:

> Howard Hinnant wrote:
>> Here's an interesting read on the subject:
>> For those of you not familiar with the language of standardization,
>> this is an official letter from the C committee to the C++ committee
>> saying: "Thank you for removing cancellation. Now we want you to
>> promise that you will not even discuss bringing it back."
> I was pretty surprised by N2455 and figured that there's a missing context,
> without which it doesn't make sense to the uninformed.
> _______________________________________________
I was hoping somebody else would ask so that I didn't seem like the only
uninformed... but since I have not seen the questions yet: Why not branch
C and C++ further? Why try to find a solution that works well for both

I am a user of both languages on nearly a daily basis. I already have to
adjust my mind set to not think of the two as the same. Simple differences
such as where I can declare variables already change the style enough that
the two are just completely different languages in my mind. Sure, they can
cooperatively use the same libraries if care is taken, but the same can
be said about many other languages with bindings.

Michael Caisse
Object Modeling Designs

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