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From: David Bergman (davidb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-20 16:23:24

David A wrote:

> > Yes, actually. Part of my weighting scheme has to do with
> how often I
> > need to type it. With filesystem, for instance, I either
> use it very
> > sparingly (and don't mind the typing), or I'm using it like mad and
> > will go with an alias no matter what. With "std", I need it all the
> > bloody time for everything, so it better be short. (Kind of
> like "ls" or "cd").
> That's basically my philosophy. Couple that with a belief
> that the use of indcphrble abbrevs should be a conscious
> choice on each programmer's part, and not forced upon them by
> cruel or lazy library authors <wink>, and I think you can
> understand why I don't like boost::algo or boost::fs by
> default. If I could think of a better alternative I might
> say the same about boost::mpl.

Strange coming from a man who I guess spends a large portion of his day in
Unix land.

Maybe I should start including the following lines in my .bash_profile:

        alias change_current_directory="cd"
        alias list_directory="ls"



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