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Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] To variant, or not to variant?
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-01 17:47:03

Robert Ramey wrote:

> Right - so isn't variant the place to "fix" it? if outcome, expected,
> optional ... need a never-empty guarantee, should variant (std, boost,
> whatever) have that guarantee as well? Shouldn't these discussions take
> place in the context of variant?

There were prolonged and furious debates on this topic while std::variant
was getting standardized, and the side who wanted a never-valueless variant
(that would be me) lost.

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