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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-13 13:11:44

"David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
| Daniel Frey <daniel.frey_at_[hidden]> writes:

| > I agree. Also, the user can use namespace aliases to shorten calls,
| > which doesn't work with range_.
| >
| > The difference for the user is also quite minimal, but using
| > namespaces might also help to keep the library "cleaner" internally,
| > as the algorithms in range:: can call each other without long names.
| Are we sure we want boost::range to be a namespace and not a class or
| a template, forever?


| I had a horrible thought: boost::range_traits::value<R>::type

:-) (btw, how would you follow that in the iterator lib? std::iterator_traits is already there)

The primary motivation for the namespace version seems to be shortening of names.

So we can go from range_ to r::. so we save 3 chars. is that really worth the trouple?. Of course, other namespace can be
much longer, but reasonable and short prefixes should be plenty; however it might also be worth something that a name can never be
ie, it brings a certain consistency into the picture.



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