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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-06 05:26:06

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Felipe
>Magno de Almeida
>Sent: 05 December 2006 22:28
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] SOCI 2.2.0 - The C++ Database Access Library
>On 12/5/06, Maciej Sobczak <prog_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> We welcome your feedback.
>FWIW, it is a very strong naming standard in boost to use uppercase
>words *only* for macros. I believe that namespace SOCI is a little
>ugly to look. But of course it is just a matter of taste.

But names are very important and SOCI seems a really bad 'name' to me,
even in these acronymic times.

I couldn't even quickly find what it was an acronym for!

And so the namespace name is also a bad choice.

If we can agree that this has a Boost library 'candidate' status (something I think we need a formal procedure to assign), then you
could claim Boost.SQL?

I suggest that you now ask Boosters for suggestions for names and try to get a consensus before review. The longer you delay a name
change, the worse the grepping job ;-)


Paul A Bristow
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