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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-20 15:36:25

At 01:14 PM 8/20/2001, Ed Brey wrote:

>From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
>> The problem with leading underscores in non-global names is, as I have
>> discovered to my sorrow, that many people think they are
prohibited. So
>> they challenge the usage, and then you have to waste time patiently
>> them through the standard wording. They don't believe you, think you
>> missing something, and then you waste more time playing email
>> So I've given up and no longer use leading underscores. Period. That's
>> easier than arguing with people.
>Would a detailed FAQ entry be sufficient to minimize the wasted time,
>still allowing the advantages of the full expressiveness of the language?

Well, the main issue is member names and I'm willing to give Dave Abrahams
suggested m_ prefix a try for awhile.


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