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Re: [glas] Concept C++ [was Re: back to business}

From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-27 12:13:45

On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 15:06 +0100, Karl Meerbergen wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 12:32 -0500, Douglas Gregor wrote:
> > That said, you
> > should not depend on ConceptGCC as your only compiler: it is a prototype
> > for a not-yet-standard variant of C++. We have some experience with
> > writing generic libraries that provide the same behavior with and
> > without concepts. This allows us to develop with concepts (to make sure
> > we get things right) but deploy code that works on existing C++
> > compilers. This is the approach I would recommend, and of course we'll
> > be happy to help.
> Do you have a document that describes this? I browsed through the
> tutorial and I think I am getting an idea of how conceptc++ can help us.
> But I do not see how a concept free version can coexist. I suppose I can
> figure it out myself, but I am sure your help reduces the learning
> process.

I do not have any documents that describe how to do this. Between Peter
Gottschling and I, we should be able to write up some guidelines.