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From: Val Samko (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-12 08:21:21


>> The main problem I see with this syntax is that
>> d + months(MONTHS) + DAYS;
>> is not equivalent to
>> d + DAYS + months(MONTHS);
>> and I sometimes this might lead to the error prone code. This is why
>> I prefer to use add_month function.

JG> True. And this fact has been one factor in keeping this function out of the
JG> library before. Still, if it is well documented I'm starting to think the
JG> risk might be worth it since 'month' becomes a first class object that can be
JG> used in interfaces and as a data member in classes.

True. In any case, there is a point of having the add_month(const
date&, int) function as well.

>> I'm currently using my home grown date classes. I will switch to
>> the Date-Time, once these changes will be available in the boost
>> release.

JG> You are aware that this won't be for a couple months (at least), right?


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