As VS2012's C++ compiler doesn't support "true" variadic templates, the new runtime library classes that use variadic templates are implemented using macro magic behind the scenes. In order to get the "variadic" templates to accept more than the default of five parameters, you'll have to set _VARIADIC_MAX to the desired maximum number of parameters (between five and ten).

The "latest" ACCU magazine showed up a couple of days ago after a minor delay:

One thing I really like about stackoverflow.com is that you end up learning as much answering questions on there as you do by asking them.

I've finally corrected some of the mistakes that I published in my blog post about the misuse of using namespace xxx. My apologies for taking this long.

I had another of these annoying mixed-mode DOS/Unix text files that suffered from being edited in text editors that didn't agree which line ending mode they should use. Unfortunately Emacs defaults to Unix text mode in this case so I had an already ugly file that wasn't exactly prettified by random ^M characters all over the place.