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Subject: Re: [boost] construe_cast, call for interest and feedback
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-11 18:20:42

On 11/10/2010 22:08, Marsh Ray wrote:
> On 10/11/2010 01:23 PM, Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> I think the important question is the following:
>> Do we care about C++ locales support in lexical_cast?
> Not I. If I could get std::string and std::stream without locales, I'd
> use them. (Even better might be an STL without allocators, but that's a
> different question.)
>> Are people fine scrapping lexical_cast and have construe_cast take its
>> name?
> I'm not a heavy user of lexical_cast, but want to echo the concern about
> a potential increase in build times.
> I attempted a small project with Spirit once and the compile time was
> noticeable. While it was acceptable for a translation unit producing a
> high-tech parser, I wouldn't want that overhead creeping into everything
> through some seemingly innocuous string conversion functions.

I suppose it would be less of a problem if precompiled headers usage was

The template definition could be exported, too, preventing the
instantiations altogether.

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