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Subject: Re: [boost] Do the Coding Guidelines for Integral Constant Expressions need updating?
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-16 20:19:22


Patrick Horgan wrote:
> Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> Patrick Horgan a écrit :
>>> I was reading the Integral Constant Expressions doc
>>> (, last
>>> edited in October 2007, and am guessing that some of the warnings
>>> are out of date with newer versions of some of the compilers
>>> available. Does anyone know?
>> They're guidelines if you want compatibility with MSVC6 and that kind
>> of old compiler.
>> My understanding is that it's not mandatory to follow them, and it
>> would be expected that all libraries that use fairly advanced
>> template meta-programming do not.
> au contraire, the doc itself says,
> Coding Guidelines
> The following guidelines are declared in no particular order (in other
> words you need to obey all of them - sorry!)
> implying, (well actually stating) that you have to follow all of them.

In practice these guidelines are (mostly) ignored these days.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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