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From: Frank Mori Hess (fmh6jj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-07-03 22:37:15

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 3:40 PM Andrey Semashev via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 7/3/19 7:42 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
> >
> > Each one of these is a hodgepodge of design decisions arrived at after
> > very, very, very long speculative discussion. That are really all just
> > special cases of the the concept of "typesafe variant".
> We've already had this discussion, and I'll reiterate that these types
> are not merely special cases - they serve their specific purposes and
> have interfaces and behavior tailored for their respective uses.
> You could just as well say that every C++ type is a special case of a
> typesafe variant - with only one alternative. This is as true as it is
> useless.

This is a straw man argument, you're refuting a gross exaggeration of
your opponent's position.


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