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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-05 14:25:22

"Rob Stewart" <stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote in message:

> I'm the one that raised the issue. Was I offended? No. I was
> bothered by the example, however. Why? Because it belittled an
> important political figure -- President Bush -- during an
> election year

FWIW, I wrote it last year.

> and smacked of being anti-Bush.

I think that's the main point. You can't tell from the example whether the
author (I in particular or Boost as a whole) is poking fun at the well-known
mannerisms of a beloved figure or belittling someone who is reviled. I want the
iostreams library (and Boost) to be as widely used as possible, and I wouldn't
want to scare off people (if only a few) who assume the second interpretation.

What would your feelings be if I called the filters in question 'dictionary
filters' and then in a usage example said something like this:

    "We might use a dictionary filter to correct malapropisms, like so:

    struct malapropism_filter : dictionary_filter {
            add_entry("subliminable", "subliminal");
            add_entry("misunderestimate", "underestimate");

Would this still be objectionable, in your opinion?


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