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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-10 09:59:16

Felipe Magno de Almeida wrote:

> BTW, I dont like very much the RCF namespace all in caps, it seems
> like a macro. But that's just an aesthetic issue.
>> The BIL library uses macros too, BTW, for the same purpose that RCF uses them.
> Yes.
>> I know there's a lot of skepticism towards macros in general, but in this
>> setting, the alternative is a 3rd party code generator, or do-it-by-hand
>> boilerplate coding.
> Yes, I agree. I just wanted some sort of rationale about why macros
> and what other alternatives are and why they are inferior.

During the development of BIL there was discussion of a 'template based'
idl that got rid of the macros (see the BIL docs). It seemed likely
that it was doable, but I don't believe it ever made it past the
experimental stage. You might search the mail archives if you want to
know more.


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