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Subject: Re: [boost] New libraries implementing C++11 features in C++03
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-24 07:48:33

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Gregory Crosswhite
<gcrosswhite_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2011, at 10:17 PM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>> Seriously, I don't know why people are blaming the libraries when the
>> compilers are the ones generating these error messages. Am I missing
>> something here?
> Yes.  What you are missing is that people just looking to employ a library to make their lives easier don't case *whose* fault it is when the library fails to make their lives easier, they just stop using the library.  You can say that it is the fault of the compiler rather than the fault of the library, but that doesn't change the experience of using the library.

Well, then the person who doesn't put the work in to learn to use the
library *and* learn to read the compiler messages properly is *the*
problem. I seriously think this is a case of PEBKAC. No amount of
library engineering will solve that kind of problem IMO.


Dean Michael Berris

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