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From: Joel de Guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-12 10:23:23

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>

> At 08:38 PM 10/11/2002, Joel de Guzman wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Dan Gohman" <dgohman_at_[hidden]>
> >> Types like anychar_ look like they should be moved into an
> >> implementation-detail namespace.
> >
> >Why?
> Although it is not a Boost convention, it isn't uncommon for coding
> conventions to call for implementation and/or private member names to be in
> the form name_.
> Thus for those of us that see that all time in industrial code, it is
> jarring to see name_ used otherwise.
> I've also noticed that names which begin or end with underscore tend to
> cause long discussions or downright arguments, and are thus best avoided in
> the interest of moving forward.
> Those aren't particularly strong arguments, but they are strong enough to
> make me avoid leading or trailing underscores except when they serve some
> special worthwhile purpose (as they do in a few Boost libs).

Thus, in the interest of moving forward, I agree to change the names :-)

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