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Subject: Re: [boost] Review request for variant2, review manager wanted
From: Matt Calabrese (rivorus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-23 23:47:56

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 1:34 PM Niall Douglas via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> If I remember rightly, former senior Boost folk tried to stop
> std::variant shipping with its valueless-by-exception design,
> demonstrating that it could be easily avoided using a fallback to a
> double buffer design.

Peter and I were both very vocal in committee lists about this, although I
was not too fond of double-buffering specifically. There were several
multi-hundred post threads leading up to C++17 about it.

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