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From: Justin M. Lewis (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-24 16:48:53

I was having that discussion earlier with some people on IRC. That becomes
complicated once you have people connecting through a VPN, telnetting to
their work computers. Or, just the general case where people don't like
using editors with features. Try convincing a hardcore vim user that he
should change editors. So, yeah, a good editor would help. But, it's not a
universal solution.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
To: "Boost mailing list" <boost_at_[hidden]>; "Boost mailing list"
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: class proposal

> At 02:20 PM 4/24/2003, Justin M. Lewis wrote:
> >...
> >
> >So, it's not a fear of a param being modified, it's a solution to not
> >knowing what I'm looking at when I'm reading code. You may want the
> value
> >in the param to change, that may have been the original programmer's
> >intent, but, it's impossible for me to look at function call and tell
> >whether or not the params are being passed by value, reference, or
> >const reference, all 3 look identical at the call.
> Have you tried a program editor that shows the function prototype when you
> hover over a function call?
> I can remember some programmers I worked with talking about something
> similar to your proposal a number of years ago, but they lost interest as
> the class browsing features of C++ program editors became available.
> --Beman
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