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Remove function template specializations #1462


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commented Dec 15, 2018

Function template specializations are not candidates for overload resolution, and should be avoided where possible. Herb Sutter describes the Dimov/Abrahams example explaining why:

A recent detailed talk summarising the issues during CppCon2018 can be found here

Typed template parameters can just have the type substituted directly using standard function overloading.


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commented Dec 15, 2018

Good to learn!

@clemahieu clemahieu merged commit ec8b44e into nanocurrency:master Dec 15, 2018

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@rkeene rkeene added this to the V18.0 milestone Dec 16, 2018

@wezrule wezrule deleted the wezrule:remove_function_template_specializations branch Dec 16, 2018

@zhyatt zhyatt added this to Unscheduled in V18 Dec 27, 2018

@zhyatt zhyatt moved this from Unscheduled to CP 0 in V18 Jan 4, 2019

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