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Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling in C++ look like in the future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 13:39:44

At Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:34:27 +0100,
Matus Chochlik wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > At Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:33:02 +0100,
> > Matus Chochlik wrote:
> >
> > *Scenario D:* We try for scenario A. and people still use Qstrings, wxStrings, etc.
> 'I think maybe you underestimate our influence.' :)

Our influence, if we introduce new library components, is very great,
because they're on a de-facto fast track to standardization, and an
improved string library is exactly the sort of thing that would be
adopted upstream. If we simply agree to a programming convention,
that will have some impact, but much less.

> > *Scenario E:* We add another string class and everyone adopts it
> Ok I admit that this is possible. But let me ask: How did the C world
> made the transition without abandoning char ?

The transition from what to what?

Dave Abrahams
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