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From: Gavin Lambert (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-12-06 21:56:23

On 3/12/2020 10:03 am, Brian Wood wrote:
> Peter Dimov writes:
>> And in general, expecting ABI stability from a collection of predominantly
>> header-only libraries is setting one up for severe disappointment.
> The standardized libraries are more header-only than Boost so am
> not sure how this isn't a rap on them also. Somehow C++ has become
> successful in spite of this.

C++ prioritises performance, at the price of handing you a great many
footguns with which to shoot yourself if not handled carefully.

A great many developers are willing to make that particular tradeoff.

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