Re: Initialising a BOOL array to TRUE ??

James Kanze <>
Fri, 1 Aug 2008 02:28:06 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 1, 1:45 am, Jerry Coffin <> wrote:

In article <g6thq7$>, gennaro/ says...

[ ... ]
comp.lang.c++ is about _using_ C++; when _every_ compiler
extant works in a particular way, that's how the language
works as far as actual use goes, even if (theoretically)
something else could exist.

To agree with you, but in somewhat different words: the
definition of C++ differs between the groups: in comp.std.c++
(supposing it was still there), C++ means the language defined
by ISO 14882, and nothing else. Here, C++ means what we
generally understand by the language, accross all (or most)
platforms implementing it. (Thus, for example, here, there is
no "export":-(. But there are threads, DLL's and who knows what
all else.)

This is more or less the same as using an exported template,
but in the reverse direction -- from a viewpoint of the
standard, there's no question that it's acceptable. For real
use, it's completely unacceptable for nearly everybody (i.e.
anybody who has to use any compiler other than Comeau).

Exactly. The word "C++" has a different meaning in the two

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