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Subject: Re: BURT available on Alpha/Unix platform, but a few problems
From: Tony Cox - (415)926-3105 <tcox@ssrl01.slac.stanford.edu>
To: watson@cds002.cebaf.gov
Cc: tech-talk@epics.aps.anl.gov
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 1995 14:38:02 PST
>> {tc-} BURT is written in C++ using templates, and in my experience
>>different compilers seem to have different strategies for when they generate
>>code to support template methods.
>
>CEBAF has avoided the use of templates for now because of compiler
>idosyncracies in dealing with templates.  Templates were particularly difficult
>for the cdev project and shared libraries, and so were not used.
>
>Chip

Yes, it is a particular problem with shared libraries. Trouble is, templates
are necessary in many cases to avoid the unpleasentness of littering ones code
with casts. Lets hope that compiler implementers get their acts together one
day!

tc


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