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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-24 09:46:10

Reece Dunn wrote:
> It all depends on what you are using the properties for. I use them
> regularly when dealing with MS COM objects where the interfaces use
> get/set methods to interface with the underlying object. So you can
> use them more intuitively (especially when coupled with smart
> pointers, exceptions and variant/BSTR helpers):
> com::msxml::XMLDOMNode node = ...;
> std::cout << node.nodeName << " = " << node.nodeValue << '\n';
> which would look very ugly without properties!

This is a circular logic. The reason that these COM interfaces use get_ and
put_ prefixed member functions in their C++ form is because the original
interface is property-based, and the reason for that is MS Visual Basic.

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