Re: Query regd. "Modern C++ Design" program.

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
13 Dec 2006 08:21:17 -0500
* David Abrahams:

"Alf P. Steinbach" <> writes:

* David Abrahams:

"Andrei Alexandrescu (See Website For Email)"
<> writes:

 A cure that's slightly different is of course to use some other


I like the original compile time assert much better than the one

Thanks for being so flattering, but even if you are trying to make a


read this characterization of it.

Thanks, Andrei.

For the record, work on Loki was concurrent with a great deal of work


picking up and applying Andrei's ideas.

Of course I didn't write that, none of it, but it's not annoying at all
to have such a wile and personal characterization attributed to me, when
the original, about a very different matter, is quoted for comparision:
you're forgiven. ;-)

I'm also completely baffled. According to the newsgroup history you
did write the very first paragraph and neither Andrei nor I attributed
anything to you because Andrei left out the attribution and I merely
quoted him. Is someone using your name and email address to post to
this NG?

No, not as far as I know. How about you? <g>

Good joke, the trimming above: I didn't even notice that the quote from
my posting lacked attribution in your follow-up (contrary to what's
stated above Andrei /did/ add proper attribution), and then went on & on
about missing attributions... No wonder that was baffling!

Anyway, if you're interested, I checked what the code I mentioned[1]
actually was; [].
  Now that I'm looking at the current Boost code I see that at least
this code file properly credits Andrei. Perhaps I was blind that first
time. Still, this being in the Graph library, one would expect to see
Andrei mentioned in the Acknowledgments for the Graph library, when some
of his code, not to mention ideas, is part of the library. But no, I
see e.g. you mentioned there, but not Andrei, and that must be a slip-up.


- Alf

[1] For the enquery about some intricate Boost code that I referred to,
which is an example of how one (all right, me) might think one
understands something and then, after posting, understand that one
doesn't understand, see <url:>.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is it such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?

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