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Subject: Re: [boost] the <boost/detail/iomanip.hpp> header (please use it)
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-15 00:42:04


On 1/14/2011 5:49 PM, Bryce Lelbach wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:12:32 -0800
> Steven Watanabe<watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Unfortunately, conforming to the standard isn't
>> good enough. I think you just broke Codegear
>> support in some places.
> Unfortunately I don't have Codegear available to test with locally. Can you link
> me to the regressions you think this has caused? I'm looking through them right
> now, not seeing anything.
> Feel free to revert at your own discretion.

Okay. I will.

> I would argue, though, that by the same
> logic, boost::detail::numeric_traits, boost::detail::iterator_traits, etc, shouldn't
> be used.

boost::detail::numeric_traits does not replace anything
in the standard. I consider boost::detail::iterator_traits
to be obsolete. However, even if someone wanted to use
it, the situation is a bit different, since some of the problems
that it avoids are not transient, and replacing iterator is
not a viable solution. Anyone planning to use your setup
with a broken iomanip for the long term is just insane, and
I see no reason to support it. If you put this in, we'll end
up with code that nobody needs lying around forever.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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