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Ivory Towers

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It's funny when people appear to live in some parallel dimension where they don't have to contend with the details of real life. Take this quote from "Efficient C++ Programming" in 2002:

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The language extension never became part of the language, but the optimization itself has become nearly universal. It is called the name return value optimization.[...] (At the time of this writing, I am aware of only two compilers that do not provide the named return value optimization: the GNU compiler gcc and Visual C++.)


Just which universe did Stanley B. Lippman dwell in where you could exclude MSVC and gcc and still consider a C++ feature 'universal'?
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