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From "Jonathan Pierce" <jpie...@nyc.rr.com>
Subject Re: Bugs and Compile Problems in 1.4.0
Date Sun, 04 Feb 2001 14:52:23 GMT
> Not much point in replacing <iostream.h> with <iostream> if you're going
> to drag the entire std namespace back in.  The whole point of <iostream>
> is to provide safer/more precise control over which names were assumed
> to come from the std namespace.

I realize that it has equivalent meaning.
The issue was whether to allow or require this syntax at all in common
The argument against it is that some platforms might not support it yet so
those platforms won't be able to compile the common files if the style is


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