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From "Eric Lemings" <>
Subject RE: type_traits progress
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:00:49 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Sebor [] On Behalf Of Martin Sebor
> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 3:42 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: type_traits progress
> The problem with metaprogramming is that many compilers weren't
> designed for the kind of involved computation that some of these
> algorithms require, so their performance really blows. It's a
> fun exercise to time the compilation of a non-trivial metaprogram
> (e.g., sorting a typelist) while watching its memory consumption.

Yeah I've actually written code that does that: part of a Boost
library proposal a couple years back.  As I recall, it took me a
week to figure out how to make it work.


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