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From: William E. Kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-16 12:24:56

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>; <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Filesystem library updated

> At 08:44 AM 7/16/2002, Peter Dimov wrote:
> >FWIW, I always prefix my win32 calls with :: as a matter of style.
> I'm neutral. If others think it is a good idea, I'd have no problem
> changing.
> The "::" seems to say, in effect, "yes, I've considered namespaces, and
> definitely want the global (vendor supplied) version of this function."

Which is an argument against using :: for Win32, since the vast majority of
Win32 API calls are macros.

That said, in my non-Boost development I'm in the habit of using :: for
Win32 APIs.

> Are there other considerations?

Just consistency and possibly to "document" the intent.

Bill Kempf

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