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From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-25 10:02:20

Peter Dimov wrote:
> Daniel Frey wrote:
> >
> > Any reason why you went for 'boost::' instead of '::boost::' for the
> > prefix? IMO only the latter expresses exactly what we want or do we
> > rely on user to never create sub-namespaces called 'boost'? Although
> > this is not very likely, we shouldn't place any restrictions on users
> > that are not needed.
> What we want is to disable ADL, any qualification does that. There's really
> no practical difference between boost:: and ::boost:: in this case; the user
> is not expected to just drop identifiers into boost and expect things to
> work. They won't. We aren't required to document all identifiers in boost,
> so we reserve the right to not compile if there is a collision.

I wasn't thinking of the user to drop things into boost, this is
obvbiously not supported. I was thinking of this:

namespace foo {
  namespace boost { // <-- Is this "allowed" by boost?
    template< typename T >
    void checked_delete( T* );

  class A {};

foo::A* bar = new foo::A();
::boost::checked_deleter< A >()( bar );

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
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