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From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-25 20:25:04

Gennaro Prota wrote:

> >Rene Rivera wrote:
> >
> >> |wave|
> >> boost/wave/cpplexer/validate_universal_char.hpp:
> >> *U* unnamed namespace at line 39
> >> boost/wave/util/cpp_iterator.hpp:
> >> *U* unnamed namespace at line 1253
> >> *U* unnamed namespace at line 1654
> >> *U* unnamed namespace at line 414
> >> *U* unnamed namespace at line 799
> >
> >This puzzles me a bit because I thought, that unnamed namespaces in
> >headers are problematic only if these are in the global
> namespace. The
> >unnamed namespaces above are inside the boost::wave
> namespace, I can't
> >see any harm in that.
> But what is the benefit? I think that's the key question. If
> they don't have any they are just misleading. I'd say there
> are very few exceptions to this (in truth the only one which
> comes to mind is the nifty counter idiom).

It's just an easy way to move a helper function 'out of the way'. But as
always it's a matter of taste and personal style so I'm not going to argue
with you :-P

The mentioned problems are fixed now.

Regards Hartmut

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