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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-13 12:47:11

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Stjepan Rajko
>Sent: 13 August 2008 16:30
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] [fusion][parameter] a solution for named
>parameters/parameter packs using fusion maps
>On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Paul A Bristow
><pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> This looks neat and feels C++-ish (rather than IBM JCL - but
>you're too young to remember that ;-)

>I'm apparently too young to even know what it is :-)


Lucky you!

It was something one had to use for IBM Job Control on punched cards, or even paper tape. It used named parameters in its syntax
and to a spotty youth it seemed unscrutable and most unhelpful - a comma wrong and you lost your run for the day. But actually it
was rather a lot simpler than C++ Macros and templates.

Now I'm really showing my age :-((


PS Both of these methods of providing parameters work. I don't want to make a big issue about which is best. My preference is
probably mostly based on ignorance and NIH.

Paul A Bristow
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