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Re: C++'s 'export' Keyword?
Matt Austern wrote:
But yes, if we choose to implement export then it will be a major task.
It probably won't be as hard for us as it was for EDG, partly because the
second implementation is always easier than the first and partly because
EDG has volunteered to help anyone who's planning to implement export.
(EDG wants to have the first and best export implementation, but they don't
want to have the only one.) No denying that it's a big project, though.
That's why nobody has started work on it yet.
Thanks for answering my queries :-)
Whenever I think about 'export', it always seems that it could /only/ be
a big project. I know how I'd do it, but, well...
Anyway, would it be safe to say that GCC is unlikely to ever implement
'export'? It's sort of looking that way, particularly if no work has
started on it over five years after the standardisation of C++.