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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-17 18:56:13

"Jonathan Turkanis" <technews_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> These were my ideas:
>> - The names will be set in roman type
>> - The library name will be capitalized
>> - The period will only be used when the library name is not
>> followed by the word "library":
>> time). If you care how this comes out, please post your -1,0,+1 votes
> I'm too stupid or tired to figure out the voting convention, so I will state my
> opinion in English:
> - The dot convention is useful, as long as it can be applied to all boost
> libraries. Currently it works only with those with one-word names or which have
> standard nicknames or abbreviations:
> Boost.SmartPtr
> Boost.Regex
> Boost.Type Traits // Looks funny, but Boost.TypeTraits would work
> Boost.Greatest Common Divisor Least Common Multiple // ???
> If the dotted versions of Boost library names will be appearing in books with
> some frequency, all libraries with multi-word names must be given some official
> abbreviation. E.g., Greatest Common Divisor Least Common Multiple could be
> 'Boost.GCD,' Boost.Gcd', 'Boost.GcdLcm' or something else.
> - The word 'library' should be omitted when the dot is used.
> - When not using the dot, 'library' should be capitalized. Otherwise, the name
> of the library has the feeling of an adjective, which is very strange to my
> ears: the *Boost Bind* library. Putting 'library' first sounds much better: The
> library Boost Bind.


Do you want to make a numeric vote, or should I just discard this
information? I don't want to misread it, and it doesn't seem to take
a definite position on the questions being polled.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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