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Subject: Re: [boost] [spirit] Library naming and sub-libraries
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-03 22:53:51

Scott McMurray wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 21:53, Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Thank you, Andrew. That is a very good and effective explanation.
>> I am not against "descriptive" names. It can be good, especially
>> for small, specific libraries, in some cases, as small as a single
>> class, surrounded perhaps by a few support classes. That is not
>> the case for Spirit.
> For Spirit as a whole I agree, since I'm not convinced a perfect
> descriptive name exists, but I fail to see the harm in something
> simple like Spirit.Parse, Spirit.Grammar, and Spirit.Print.

Good points!

> One could also argue that, in general, not being able to find a good
> name is indicative of broad purpose (like Boost) rather than specific
> functionality (as a Boost library ought to be). I won't say that it
> necessarily applies in this case, as my gut likes the grouping of the
> 3 functionalities, but I do think it's a valid twist to Andrew's
> comments.

Indeed. Spirit is not a single library since day one when it became
a Boost citizen. It's more of a project than a single library.

> Still not concerned by the naming,



Joel de Guzman

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