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From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-13 11:37:26

Jeff Garland wrote:
> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>>Hi Jeff,
>>If simplicity is really the goal, then may I suggest the following:
>>1. remove the last template parameter (simply derive the types from
> I suppose, but that might scare someone off from doing:
> template<class char_type>
> really_super_string : public super_string<char_type>
> which is a perfectly valid way to add in a few more pet algorithms in a
> consistent fashion.

You can expose boost::basic_string too if you want.

But if you really want simplicity and good error messages, you should
get rid of the template parameter.

>>2. rename the type boost::string and boost::wstring (an adjective like
>>super don't sound very good IMO)
> That scares me a little. Someone that happens to do a using namespace std;
> and using namespace boost would wind up with errors. I'm willing to entertain
> other names, but I'd like to avoid the conflict here.

People should learn to use qualified calls. Anyway, the error would be
purely a compile-time error, so what's the problem?


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