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From: Markus Werle (numerical.simulation_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-21 06:02:01

Peter Dimov <pdimov <at>> writes:

> Michael Marcin:
> [ ::_1 vs bll::_1 ]
> > Is this accepted behavior?
> It has been a source of complaints. Unfortunately a "proper fix" at this
> time will break all boost::bind-using code, so I've been reluctant to move
> the bind placeholders out of the way.

We discussed this 5 years ago.
AFAICR David Abrahams terminated the discussion tagging this as defect

The trouble I had with ::_1 has a higher severity level than the breakage.
I kindly ask you again to overcome your reluctance.
Put a proper statement about the breaking change into the release notes
and remove everything from global namespace.

Also note that it is a good time to change this, since everybody
ought to switch to std::tr1::bind anyway and boost::bind could be tagged
as deprecated in favor of boost::tr1::bind.


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