From: Terje Slettebø (tslettebo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-03 08:08:18
It could seem that this proposal is caught between a rock and a hard place.
It was said that it would be particularly useful for old code, where it may
not be clear what the functions do. But old code doesn't use the convention,
so it can't be used there, unless the code is retrofitted with it. However,
as Dave Abrahams pointed out, if you can retrofit the convention, you may
also redesign the interface, so it's clear what it does.
Even if you can't retrofit functions, it's possible to wrap the API.
Then it was said that it may be useful for new code. However, with new code,
there may be better ways of doing it, so it's clear what functions do.
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