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Subject: Re: [boost] [C++0x] Report from Frankfurt committee meeting
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-12 15:03:57

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Wed Aug 12 2009, Mathias Gaunard <> wrote:
>> Robert Ramey wrote:
>>> Would it not be possible to produce something like a "C++ Lint" (missing
>>> clever name here). Which would be
>>> a) Written in portable C++
>>> b) Would permit "concept" syntax to be added in as a tagged comment like
>>> /* indiana concept syntax
>>> ...
>>> */
>> Why not just use Boost.ConceptCheck.
>> The library could be improved to generate error messages just as good as the ones
>> concepts provide.
> a. I doubt we could do as well with error messages
> b. It would be slower (at compile time)
> c. It wouldn't have the right syntax
> d. It wouldn't do the right thing

I bet for C++0x compilers that support SFINAE on expressions, we could
build a much nicer Boost.ConceptCheck library. I'd be curious to see how
far we could go.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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