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Subject: Re: [boost] MSVC doesn't support "not"?!
From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-23 04:39:45

> From: eldiener_at_[hidden]
> Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:48:24 -0400
> On 8/22/2013 4:19 PM, Daryle Walker wrote:
>> This happens with MSVC 10.0 and 11.0. Hasn't "not" been an alternate symbol for "!" since
>> C++98? I'll change it to "!", but that doesn't excuse not fixing it for 15 years! What
>> happened? (I think some of the MSVC authors lurk here.)
> I am curious as to the technical reason to use 'not' rather than '!'.

"not " sticks out more while perusing code than a pixel-wide symbol adjacent to an identifier.

Daryle W.

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