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From: Brian Ravnsgaard Riis (brian_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-21 10:56:36

Rob Stewart wrote:
> From: "Andrey Semashev" <andysem_at_[hidden]>
>>Rob Stewart wrote:
>>>From: "Andrey Semashev" <andysem_at_[hidden]>
>>>I've not looked at anything else, but I thought I'd address
>>>>- The naming of arm/disarm methods of scope guard. They are used to
>>>>change the activity status of the guard. Personally, I feel fine
>>>>with them but the commonly used name for disabling the guard is
>>>>"dismiss" and I just can't figure out its suitable counterpart in
>>>>English. I wonder if anyone have a proposal about this.
>>>"Dismiss" would be the right word in English to tell the guard to
>>>go away and do nothing more.
>>Yes but what about its antipod - a function to enable the guard? Note that
>>the guard may even be initially disabled (that's another reason I didn't
>>like dismiss) and then it may be enabled in some place.
> I see. I thought you somehow knew of "dismiss" in another
> language and didn't know the English word for it.
> I think Markus is right: summon is the opposite of dismiss for a
> guard. The question is whether it reads well when used:
> guard g;
> if (something) g.dismiss();
> ...
> if (whatever) g.summon();

"Guard"? Somehow "Summon" doesn't read very well above. I'm sorta
partial to guard, but this may cause confusion with both the class name
and the namespace name?

        scope_guard g;
        if(cond) g.dismiss();
        if(cond2) g.guard();

Just a thought...

  /Brian Riis

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