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Re: [std-proposals] Allow downcasting at compile time if Derived has no extra member objects

From: Thiago Macieira <thiago_at_[hidden]>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 16:29:57 -0800
On Thursday, 23 February 2023 15:54:50 PST Frederick Virchanza Gotham via Std-
Proposals wrote:
> > Except that it does impose a burden on a large number of people. Estimate
> > the number of people on this list and multiply that by how much time it
> > takes each of them to consider a proposal and then wait some multiple
> > (greater than 1) of that amount of time before posting.
> Is that microseconds or milliseconds?


If 12 people take 10 minutes to review what you're writing, understand it, and
maybe write a thoughtful reply, that's 2 hours of cumulative time.

Make sure you're making good use of them. Since everyone here is a volunteer,
you're spending your goodwill capital every time you do. A thoughtful and
well-thought-out proposal increases your goodwill and will make people more
eager to review what novel idea you've had and how they could benefit from it.
A proposal that you clearly didn't spend enough time on trying to figure out if
it's useful, what problems it solves, or even if it is possible (compilers
don't do magic) wastes goodwill and will make people less eager to read what
you post, less willing to give you a portion of their limited time, to the
point where they may simply ignore what you post.

So please take the time first, in particular to prove it is possible at all.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel DCAI Cloud Engineering

Received on 2023-02-24 00:29:59