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Subject: Re: [boost] [format] Any interest in decoupling it from std::basic_string?
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-07-05 13:53:00

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 6:44 PM, Luke Elliott <lukester_null_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Right. So what exactly is the problem?
>> Return type of format::str()?
> Well "problem" is a bit strong, but str() is the issue with using
> alternative strings with "no" changes to client code AFAICT. I'm sure there

Because std::string can't be assigned to the alternative string type?

> are many other ways to achieve the same result, but this is the least
> intrusive for me.
> Anyway, no big deal if there's no interest - it doesn't seem like there's
> much development of format these days so it's not like it's going to be much
> effort with each new boost release to keep the patch up-to-date.
> (I guess there's also no interest in a hack around the (format("%u") %
> byte_t(65)) == "A" problem...)

I've been bitten by that one too and wouldn't mind seeing a solution.


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