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Subject: Re: [boost] MSVC doesn't support "not"?!
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-26 10:45:28

On 22/08/13 23:48, Edward Diener wrote:

> I am curious as to the technical reason to use 'not' rather than '!'.

Same reason it was added to the C++ standard.

Some people thought it useful to be able to use English words rather
than obscure symbols for this.
Also it might be practical on keyboard layouts that do not have easy
access to those characters.

Personally, I don't think it's good style to use them.

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