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From: Gabriel Dos Reis (Gabriel.Dos-Reis_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-12-22 19:09:31

Howard Hinnant <hinnant_at_[hidden]> writes:

| >Also I would suggest not giving the typedef the name "type" when it is
| >a static member. Perhaps "value" would be better?
| I've been experimenting with using "type" in place of "value". Which
| reads better?
| if (is_const<T>::value)
| ...
| or
| if (is_const<T>::type)
| ...
| I had been leaning toward "type". But you having to remind me to put the
| "typename" in is a pretty strong argument for reserving "type" for type
| names! :-)

I was preferring 'type', but I guess that doesn't really matter. Just
pick what you like.

| >Also, for
| >portability, keep in mind that initialization of static members inside
| >the class definition doesn't work with some compilers (even when they
| >are bool/int/etc.) Might be easier to stick with enums.
| OTOH, are there any compilers that do support enough partial template
| specialization to make this work, and don't support static const integral
| data initialization?

I don't know of such compilers. Probably Jeremy has some data...

-- Gaby

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