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From: Nicolai Josuttis (nicolai.josuttis_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-06-01 02:28:21

Beman Dawes wrote:
> It looks like .cpp and .h are the most common file types.
> Like-it-or-not they are the de facto standards.
I hope not!

Using .h as extension really results into a lot of trouble
(as Valentin pointed out when he started this discussion).
It has A LOT of advantages to give C++ files a unique
I'll definitely stay with .hpp because
 - it is unique
 - it is consistent with .cpp
 - it is intuitive (unlike .hh)
 - it works case insensitive
These are a lot of good reasons!
And (even coming from UNIX) it seems for me that
.hpp is a de-facto standard, too.

Of course, we should not start a style war about this.
However, using .h as extension really does not make any
sense for me (except backward style compatibility perhaps).

Nicolai M. Josuttis
Solutions in Time
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