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Subject: Re: [boost] [C++0x] Report from Frankfurt committee meeting
From: Edouard A. (edouard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-20 15:10:00

>I think it is a tragedy. While reading about why not to use C++, or STL,
>or Boost, the biggest issue I've seen recently is "template error
>messages are too large and meaningless". Bjarne has said that one
>C++0x's was to make it more user friendly, but it appears we will lose
>the biggest feature towards that goal.

I don't think it's such a big deal. You need training to do C++/STL/Boost.
The template error messages are certainly not helpful but certainly not the
biggest obstacle.

An over-ambitious new revision of the standard would result in a myriad of
compilers that differently support the said revision (and I think it's going
to be the case for a while anyway). I'm just looking forward to have
something released. It's going to send a very positive signal.

I'm happy to have lambdas (even if they are not fully generic), auto,
rvalues, static_assert...

There is always room for improvement, as we say in French, the best can be
the enemy of the good...

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