Subject: Re: [boost] [parameter] std proposal
From: Fernando Pelliccioni (fpelliccioni_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-07 07:56:42
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Lorenzo Caminiti <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]>
> > On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:59 AM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> >> At Wed, 26 May 2010 17:59:14 +0400,
> >> Dmitry Goncharov wrote:
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> named parameters were rejected years ago.
> >> They were raised and dropped, but that doesn't mean they can't come
> > Yes, from "Design and Evolution of C++" Section 6.5.1:
> > << Roland Hartinger's proposal for keyword arguments, that is, for a
> > mechanism for specifying arguments by name in a call, was close to
> > technically perfect. The reason the proposal was withdrawn rather than
> > accepted is therefore particularly interesting... >>
> > Does anyone have a reference to the actual proposal from Roland
> > Hartinger? (I could not find it on the Internet...)
> I suspect Roland's proposal goes back to the days before documents
> were made available electronically. You might try to contact him - he
> was head of the C++ compiler construction group at Siemens Nixdorf, so
> you might be able to find him via google.
> Dave is right, bye the way. Today is a new day. Don't worry about
> stuff rejected years ago, although it does help to know what people
> objected too..
Sorry to reopen an old post.
Lorenzo, have you found the paper?
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