Wednesday, February 23, 2005

check out the macros on this guy!

Eric Niebler explains how his FOR_EACH macro proposal for boost works. This is a good example of code that is
- very powerful
- very complicated
- very dangerous
(very brilliant too, IMO)
Economically such code belongs in a good library repository such as boost. The fact that it is peer-reviewed by other very smart and experienced people (assuming FOR_EACH will get accepted) gives me good confidence that it is correct and useful, even though I do not have the skills to develop such code myself. (By 'economically' I mean here the 'economy of scale' and 'labor specialization' that organization like boost exhibits)

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