From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-03 12:11:08
I agree with these conclusions and strongly support the addition of newl.
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| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Thomas Witt
| Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 8:19 AM
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| Subject: Re: [boost] Re: I/O library status
| On Monday 02 June 2003 19:21, Ed Brey wrote:
| > * newl differs from '\n' only in that newl doesn't perform background
| > formatting. Presumably one would choose to use newl to avoid the
| > formatting. What is undesirable about '\n' being formatted?
| To me there are basically two reasons that make newl desirable beside the
| formatting issue.
| 1. std::endl was and is still abused heavily. I think there is a reason for
| this. Most c++ programmers are taught to stay clear of ugly low-level c
| things and to use the new shiny c++ facilities instead. And that's what they
| do, replace '\n' with std::endl. Personally I believe this reason alone
| justifies a std library extension std::newl.
| 2. IIUC the difference between a character and a manipulator is that the
| manipulator is not tied to the streams character type. So for some
| applications '\n' does not suffice. To me stream.widen('\n') is sufficiently
| ugly to justify a newl modifier.
| Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Witt
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