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From: Gennaro Prota (gennaro_prota_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-19 10:34:30

On Thu, 18 Jul 2002 14:56:54 -0500, "William E. Kempf"
<williamkempf_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> >> >Gennaro Prota wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Ooops... there was a misunderstanding. I was thinking of macros that
>> >> don't simply expand to function names, which presumably was what
>> >> William had in mind too (otherwise why raising the problem of the
>> >> scope resolution operator?)
>> >
>> >No, I was referring to both types. I believe the why was illustrated in
>> >another post. Even something as simple as SearchPath being defined to
>> >SearchPathA and SearchPathW can lead to problems that namespaces can't
>> >
>> I still think there's some misunderstanding. I meant that, in that
>> case, it would be ok to write :: SearchPath.
>Yes, but my comment was about the philosophy of what "::" meant with regards
>to the Win32 API, not with what the result will typically be.

Aaahh!! Why didn't you say it before? :-)
Well, in that case I think it boils down to weigh that possible 'con'
with the 'pros' we have already enumerated.

Up to Mr. Dawes...


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