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Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost.Range broken?
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-22 13:25:35

on Sat Nov 22 2008, "Dave Handley" <> wrote:

>> My guess is that they're Thorsten's attempt to avoid silent breakage.
>> Whether or not the attempt was well-executed is another matter, but I
>> can understand why he might have done it: he realized that the original
>> design was wrong, and rather than silently letting people get away with
>> using it in ways that were to become illegal, he detected the
>> newly-illegal usage in the only way possible, at runtime.
> Newly illegal usage should always be documented as such - and in this
> instance I'm not convinced it was.

It should be easy enough to verify one way or another.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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