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Subject: Re: [boost] [Format] Making a change
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-14 08:22:11

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM, John M. Dlugosz <mpbecey7gu_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Would it go over well if we _removed_ the ability for ostream to take a
> formatter without an extra function call?

Probably not. Why break old code?

> After all, you could use str for
> that too!  My impression is that the ostream use-case was thought about, but
> the exception case was not.
> I do admit that for a named string variable, initializing it using
> free-function str isn't too bad.

But it could be better.

> I've submitted a changed file (one line added, plus comments) as Ticket
> #6553.
> As far as I know, other threads have just complained about the lack and
> lamented it. So let's _do_ it already. Is there a committee, an official
> owner of that component, or what? How do we get that change accepted in the
> official build?

That might a bit problematic. :p
Samuel Krempp is listed as the author of that lib.


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