cin/cout as reference objects [Re: AIX I/O failures]

Phil Edwards
Sat Jan 27 13:47:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 08:33:29PM -0800, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> >>>>> "Phil" == Phil Edwards <> writes:
> Nope.  The as-if rule is going to fail for:
>   typeid (cout) == typeid (ostrea)
> if you do that.

D'oh!  Good point.  Thanks.

>     Phil> I thought one of the goals of 3.0 was to provide for this
>     Phil> kind of compatibility?  A final change for all time, or at
>     Phil> least for the next several years?
> For the C++ ABI, yes.  For the library ABI, I think that's overly
> ambitious.

Bummer.  It feels like we're snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. :-)


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