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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-18 14:12:23

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I would turn the question around and ask what's wrong with boost::fs (and
> when I see boost I think std). I've never understood the rationale behind
> long namespace names. Yes, I can alias filesystem to fs myself. But when all
> of your users alias filesystem to fs, and you find yourself doing the same
> in documentation, examples, tests, and in your own code, then perhaps it
> should have been named fs in the first place.

I was very happy typing boost::filesystem::iterator when I used it,
and I think it only benefitted the clarity of my code.

Dave Abrahams
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