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From: Justin M. Lewis (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-03 00:51:20

And, I responded to that claim. It does what I say it will do, IF you
choose to use it throughout a project. IF you pick it up and start using
it, it will do what I said it will do. Your claim is only valid in the case
where all you work on is old code, and you never do anything new. I
responded to the case where it's not used in 3rd party libraries as well.
So, if your ONLY claim is that it would have to be universally applied by a
development team across a project within your own in house code, and that's
the part that's impossible to enforce, well, then, so are good naming
conventions, or any other coding practice.

So, once again, these objects serve their purpose perfectly, as long as
they're consistently applied across a project, which isn't that hard to
imagine, or accomplish, or enforce.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel de Guzman" <djowel_at_[hidden]>
To: "Boost mailing list" <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: in/out parameters, codingstylesandmaintenance

> Justin M. Lewis wrote:
> > Sorry, no offense meant, but, to me, the argument that for this to be
> > useful it would have to be applied universally to all things
> > everywhere, is ridiculous. My statement is not ad hominem; the
> > comment is directed at the argument, not the person. It's not even
> > strong language. But, sorry to anyone who might have taken offense.
> You are taking it out of context. Please re-read my messages again
> carefully. What I kept on saying is that you can't *CLAIM* that we'll
> all be saved from the "trouble of having to hunt down all kinds of
> functions" with your proposed solution. You can only *CLAIM*
> that *IFF* you enforce your solution and apply it universally.
> Obviously, you can't.
> Anyway, I'll leave this discussion now. Good luck!
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]>
> >
> >
> >> "Justin M. Lewis" <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >>
> >>> Again, that's ridiculous.
> >>
> >> I don't know if you're still trying to convince people that your idea
> >> could be useful to them, but if so I'm not sure that's the way to go
> >> about it.
> --
> Joel de Guzman
> joel at
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