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Subject: Re: [boost] An alternative approach to TypeErasure
From: Nevin Liber (nevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-24 20:30:14

On 24 June 2012 11:31, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> "C++ is now way too large for any single person to understand all of it"
> I believe:
> a) This is true,
> b) This is a problem.
> c) That as a problem it's under appreciated by us C++ fans
> d) That we have to explicitly address it in some way in order to keep C++
> from being a victim of it's own success.

I am unclear what this has to do with Boost specifically.

(I also don't believe it is solvable since it is diametrically opposed to
the C++ Committee goal of backwards compatibility [which is a two edged
sword: a huge strength from a language adoption point of view, but a
liability from a language design point of view], but if you have concrete
ideas on how to solve it, I'm all ears in a more appropriate forum.)

 Nevin ":-)" Liber  <mailto:nevin_at_[hidden]>  (847) 691-1404

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