From: William E. Kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-14 09:43:49
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
> I see that Jeff Garland has started to add the Generic Date-Time Library
> CVS. That good!
> The library is being added in sub-directories boost/gdtl and libs/gdtl.
> I'd much prefer the sub-directories have more explicit names. For
> boost/datetime and libs/datetime.
> Other than "io" and "crc", which are very well recognized abbreviations,
> all our other libraries are going into sub-directories with explicit
> Thus I'd like to see the Generic Date-Time sub-directory name changed.
> What do others think?
I agree for several reasons. For sanity most Boost libraries have moved
away from using abreviated names, and even those that have had abreviations
in the past are often called by dual names for this reason. For example,
the BGL is often also called by Boost.Graph. This is good for two reasons:
unless you are "in the know" the abreviations mean nothing, and there's an
extremely high likelyhood for name clashes when abreviations are used (BTL
could be Boost Time Library, Boost Thread Library, etc.). No matter what
the library is called, you can expect some users to start calling it
Boost.Time ;). If a meaningful name is applied early on there will be less
chance for a fracturing of names in the future.
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