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From: Rainer Deyke (root_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-12 10:11:32

----- Original Message -----
From: <j.adelman_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] Alternate Format Mechanism

> That sounds reasonable; this was just my default
> choice because it had been used a lot, rather
> than a thought-out decision. Alternatively, I
> could make this a parameter with a default, but
> this may add too much complexity. I could also
> add a means to specify the format as a
> vector<int> & a seperation character, for if
> there is a non-translation use. One thing I'd
> like opinions on is whether 0-based counting is a
> good thing, or should be replaced with 1-based
> counting.

If it looks like an existing format, it should use the same counting
convention as the existing format. Otherwise 0-based is clearly
superior, although translators might find it strange.

Rainer Deyke | root_at_[hidden] |

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