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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-30 18:19:32

Hi Joel,

Joel de Guzman wrote:

> Here's my rationale for the macro-less Interfaces:
> 1) An interface is supposed to be read a lot of times. It has
> to be immediately understandable to the human parser. It is
> not an implementation detail. It is a contract.

I totally agree.

> 2) I need one that can be parsable by a documentation extraction
> tool such as Doxygen and Synopsis. This is very important!
> Interfaces need to be documented.

Well, as far as synopsis is concerned I think it can be trained to
understand macros quite well, in particular with its new boost.wave
backend. :-)
So *that* shouldn't be a reason not to use macros.


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