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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-23 13:30:43

Kevin Sopp wrote:
>> I forgot to mention I don't want to say that we will have base classes with virtual stuff, because that is expensive, however, what I wanted to point is that there must be an interface "template" so when one wants to add more block_cipher, ciphers and etc, one should know which functions should be available as public. The base class code is merely for documentation purposes only!
> The constraints the type must satisfy to work as template parameter
> for some template is called the model. All models should be described
> in the documentation.

I'm not sure from what domain your terminology originates, but in
Generic Programming, "model" refers to a concrete type satisfying some
constraints. The constraints are usually referred to as a "concept."


Dave Abrahams
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