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Subject: Re: [boost] New libraries implementing C++11 features in C++03
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-24 16:59:19

On 24 Nov 2011, at 17:59, Hartmut Kaiser wrote:

>>> I don't get why broken code (whether code using Phoenix or Local)
>>> should be the basis for whether a library is superior to another as
>>> far as end-user experiences is concerned. It's broken code, it doesn't
>>> even compile!
>> Because I have spent more than 10 minutes figuring why Phoenix code
>> wouldn't compile, and that hasn't happened with any other C++ library.
> What's the problem with having to _think_ for 10 minutes? If you get through
> that experience it will take you only 9 minutes when you have to do it
> again. I still can't understand why people complain when they have to use
> their brains.

This is not a helpful position to take, and to be honest I find it offensive.

My job is researching AI algorithms, I consider myself to "use my brains" all day, every day, trying to design new and interesting algorithms to make progress in solving some really hard AI problems.

However, I don't have infinite brain power, and 10 minutes spent decoding huge TMP error messages is 10 minutes I didn't spend solving them problems I actually care about solving.


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