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Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost.Range broken?
From: Dave Handley (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-23 09:54:32

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:

> David Abrahams skrev:
>> 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.
> I'm pretty sure it wasn't documented.
> But if you do use a non-documented public function, you're on your own.
> I think it is made public as a work-around. I didn't want to batle with
> compilers different interpretations of friends and templates.

It was documented - see elsewhere in the thread for evidence of that.


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