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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-06 11:50:34


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Jeff Garland
>Sent: 06 December 2006 15:29
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] SOCI 2.2.0 - The C++ Database Access Library

>I agree, the name should change. I'd look to the title of the
>email for
>guidance: The C++ Database Access Library -- I think the last part works
>pretty well -- says what the library does and can be
>abbreviated to simply DAL.

But does it have to be abbreviated?

(I'm thinking of founding Acronymics Anonymous...)

We know it is a library - otherwise everything in Boost would have to end with an L (and STL and MPL set bad examples that we should
not follow).

Other library items have a plain name, and matching namespace - like Fusion - and a full name.

How about Boost.Access? and namespace boost::access;

Surely that name can't be taken ;-)


Paul A Bristow
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