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From: Reid Sweatman (borderland_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-07-31 12:14:17

Well, a lot of third-party editors do it too, but they're usually just doing
a regex of some sort; they don't generally care what language is being used.
I'd never use such a feature unless I *knew* what I was auto-completing into
my code.

Reid Sweatman

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Abrahams [mailto:abrahams_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 8:40 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] shared_ptr implementation without template friends
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <nwstewart_at_[hidden]>
> >
> > This is true, but I have caught people simply using source
> auto-completion
> to
> > find member names, without looking at the source.
> This sounds to me like the way the MSVC feature works. Doesn't the
> auto-completion find private members, too? I can't seem to get
> that feature
> to work for me in VC right now, so I can't test it, but I wouldn't want to
> be compelled to mangle all of my private names so that people wouldn't use
> them.
> Give those people a slap on the wrist. Even if they randomly find a member
> name, how will they know what it means without reading the source? If they
> look at the source it will be revealed as a member that "should
> be private".
> -Dave

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