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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-29 14:33:31

Eric Niebler wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>>Urrrh, your "std_min" function makes an unqualified call to min,
>>right? How can you know whether the invoked function is going to
>>return a value or a reference?
> I see your point, but is this a corner case we really want to handle? If
> users are overloading min and max, shouldn't they be using
> std-compatible signatures? (I'm sincerely asking, these are not
> rhetorical questions.)

Put another way, how do we know min(foo,foo) doesn't return a bar?
There's a limit to how far we can take this.

Eric Niebler
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