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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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Subject: Re: C++ templates and cygwin?
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 11:32:10 +1000
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
To: <cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: C++ templates and cygwin?


> On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 11:22:40AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> >Chris,
> >    Whats your opinion on c++ template use within Cygwin. I'm not
> >necessarily talking the STL, just that for things like lists, derived
> >classes don't really suite, and recoding list traversal for the nth
time
> >is kinda... well boring.
> >
> >Also abstracting the code up one level does allow future replacement
of
> >the list with b* trees/hash tables etc wit more ease. (And for some
of
> >the stuff in progress that _may_ become desireable.)
>
> I mentioned this to Corinna recently for the wincap stuff that she
just
> added and she was vehemently against it.  Maybe you can get her
feeling
> on this when she comes back.

Will do.

> I have nothing against templates as long as they don't cause increases
> in code size or decreases in speed and I am not sure why they would.

I've heard that some compilers don't handle templates well at all - I'll
do a little digging into gcc 2.95.cygwin :].

> The only other problem I can think of is that there may be problems
with
> templates in older g++'s.

do you mean the STL, or handling of templates? I'd have thought that
older g++'s were irrelevant as cygwin is built with a patched gcc
anyway - can that not be set as a minimum requirement?

Rob

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