From: Hubert Figuiere (hfiguiere_at_teaser.fr)
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 13:14:34 EST
On Thu, 2004-03-11 at 19:06, msevior_at_physics.unimelb.edu.au wrote:
> Can an MSVC developer test a fraction of what you attempt first?
I planned to send a patch so that at least other platform developpers
can check it. Note: I'm not using libstdc++.
> There is folklore that says MSVC doesn't do templates. I just want to be
> sure before you launch into this.
Back in 1997, when I was a Win32 developer, in a former life (yes, you
can believe in reincarnation :-)), I did templates in a C++ project
under MSVC5. It did choke sometime, but was OK. The biggest annoyance
was BSOD when compiling, and failure that forced me to do a full
> But as a general point I really like the idea. C++ is a type-safe
> language. It sucks that we spend so much effort deliberately not using
> this feature because we cast to void * for vectors.
That is one of the reasons.
> Plus I'm sick of all those static casts from getNthItem(i)....
Same. They won't go away 100% with the first patch, because I need to
refactor hashes, etc.
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