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Subject: Re: [boost] [MPL] Reason for mpl::quote's name
From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-22 07:03:47

On 11/21/13 19:01, Eric Niebler wrote:
> On 11/21/2013 11:37 AM, Louis Dionne wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was just wondering about the origin of the `mpl::quote` metafunction class.
>> Why was this name chosen?
> I don't know for certain, but I always assumed it was a nod in the
> direction of the list quote operator, which leaves its argument

Did you mean "lisp" quote operator?

> unevaluated and lets you pass it around and evaluate it later. Which is
> kinda what mpl::quote does, if you squint hard enough. But I could be
> mistaken.

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