Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] UUID library (mini-)review starts today, November 23rd
From: Andy Tompkins (atompkins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-25 22:39:02
On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 09:36:44 -0000, "Paul A. Bristow" <pbristow_at_hetp.u-
> > -----Original Message----- From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-
> > bounces_at_[hidden]]
> > Behalf Of Andy Tompkins Sent: 25 November 2008 01:59 To: boost_dev
> > Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] UUID library (mini-)review starts
> > today,
> November 23rd
> > I'll fix this. (How do others spell check html?)
> Well if you write in Quickbook, you can use your regular spell checker
> - I use Textpad for example. (It also produces hyperlinked pdfs - and
> should include automatic indexing soon).
> But of course it produces lots of false alarms :-(
> (But don't redo the docs just for this).
I'm hoping to have someone else convert the docs for me if the uuid
library is accepted.
> > > Is there a reason why create does not also take a std::string
> > > (with default length .size() as parameter?) // Static functions
> > > static uuid create(uuid const& namespace_uuid, char const* name,
> > > int name_length);
> > >
> > > I assumed it would exist and was surprised when it didn't.
> > >
> > > (Should the name_length have a default value? C-string size - 1?)
> > I don't have a preference. The create function was done this way so
> > that it could take a block of memory and not just strings, but
> > thinking about it now, void* would be better for this. It does not
> > sound like this is useful and I should just have the function take a
> > std::basic_string. I've also considered changing this to a function
> > object similar to basic_uuid_generator instead of a static function.
> > What do people want?
> Are these mutually exclusive? I don't have a strong view - I'm just
> reported what I assumed. (But then assumption is the mother of all
> foul-ups ;-)
No, they are not mutually exclusive. To me, having both functions is a
stronger reason to change the interface from static functions to a
> > > I also believe that a really basic example would be useful. This
> > > helps novices.
> > With your permission, I'll include your example.
> Of course - see licence ;-)
> You should (be able to) remove the #defines if you sort out the
> details below.
> And other usages would be useful - For example, creating unique
> filenames... Examples are often more useful than manuals.
Good idea. I will put this example in and others as they come up.
> > I will suppress these warnings as in your example.
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