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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-06-02 09:44:08

At 03:49 PM 6/2/99 +0200, Valentin Bonnard wrote:

> ...
>The naming conventions of the standard ? You must be
>Some macros are lower case (errno, offsetof, the var arg
>Iostream uses readthatwordifyoudare.

Those names were already in widespread use, often being inherited
from C language or the earliest C++ implementations, so were not
changed after the committee decided on naming conventions.

>The STL uses divide_the_word_for_readability.

The STL and much of the standard library came after naming
convensions were established, so conformed to those convensions.

>Is there a document describing any naming convention
>in the standard ?

It may be in the minutes since it was voted on. And then reconfirmed
at a later meeting, if I recall correctly.


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