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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread_safe_signals] changing the namespace used
From: Frank Mori Hess (fmhess_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-08 20:38:24

On Monday 08 September 2008 19:33, Stjepan Rajko wrote:
> Hello,
> In trying to use thread_safe_signals with Dataflow.Signals, I did the
> following before including the headers to cause thread_safe_signals to
> use the boost::signals namespace instead of boost::signalslib (I
> needed this because Dataflow.Signals adds to the boost::signals
> namespace):

Isn't putting dataflow library stuff in boost::signals wrong (as in,
against boost policy)? Shouldn't your library stay out of other library's
namespaces? Is there any reason socket_sender (for example) can't be in
boost::dataflow::signals instead of boost::signals?

> This worked for gcc on OS X, but I just found out that msvc 2005
> express chokes on it (in some preprocessing file iteration loop). Is
> there a better solution for this?

I don't have any specific suggestions for workarounds, but FYI if
thread_safe_signals ever comes up for review, my plan is to ditch the
signals namespace alias which was attempting to provide some backwards
compatibility. I plan to move everything into a "signals2" namespace, and
rearrange the headers to conform to boost policy.

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