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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-29 14:23:55

"Thorsten Ottosen" <nesotto_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> | "Thorsten Ottosen" <nesotto_at_[hidden]> writes:
> | > basically we are tryging to solve how ADL is enabled while, at
> | > the same time, names are protected by a namespace prefix to
> | > avoid clash with similar names in other namespaces.
> |
> | Did you look carefully at my posting in the thread "Boost Algorithm
> | Library?"
> no. sorry.
> I did the impression that the stuff you talk about therein
> is overkill compared to the simplicity of the problem of the
> range library.

I'm not sure what "the problem of the range library" is, but I think
you may be right. IIUC you're just worried about how authors of range
classes can supply the range-related functions such as "begin," and
how users of generic ranges will invoke those functions.

If so, the stuff I was talking about there is mostly unrelated. It
deals with how to select algorithm implementations. I _do_ plan to
introduce a new kind of range concept, but that's a separate issue.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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