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From: Joseph Gauterin (joseph.gauterin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-16 08:07:24

> Anyway, I'm certainly in favor of having Boost's swap utility named
> boost::swap.
I agree - the important thing is that a call to boost::swap swaps its
arguments, not the exact mechanism by which it swaps the arguments.
Also, there's a clear precedent with the standard library - the
algorithm are all named after what they do, not how they do it (swap,
sort, remove etc).

>// - swap_impl is put outside the boost namespace, to avoid infinite
>// recursion (stack overflow) when swapping objects of a primitive type.
Does the infinite recursion only happen using primitive types - and if
so do you know why?
If it does, then it might be possible to move the boost_swap_impl
namespace inside namespace boost using some sort of SFINAE technique
to explicitly call std::swap for primitive types.

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