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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-01 08:33:34

Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 2/26/04 5:57 PM, "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> If Boost chooses to change a namespace name, the old name can be
>>> retained, via namespace alias, for a few versions, marking it
>>> deprecated upon the introduction of the new name. That makes the
>>> transition to a "better" name easier.
>> It's not that simple; we'll break specializations if we ever do that.
> How? (I'm assuming that code within Boost will change to use the new name.)

Users are allowed to write specializations; they must write them
within the same namespace as the primary template.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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