Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Introduction of boost::string namespace and string-conversion functions
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-11 17:04:38
> Based on the previous string-conversion-related discussion that
> around lexical_cast (started with
> http://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2009/01/147013.php) and Dave's
> suggestion (http://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2009/02/147995.php) I
> would like to propose to create a new
> namespace where I'd expect all string-related functionality might be
> logically housed. Dave already mentioned that "Jeff Garland had a
> nice set of proposed extensions to
> std::string that could live in the same space".
I just wanted to add a general use case/requirement for such a collection of
(conversion)facilities. IMHO, these functions need to integrate well with
Spirit.Qi (parsing) and Spirit.Karma (generating), while this integration
needs to be twofold:
a) The boost.string facilities should be able to use Qi/Karma for conversion
of arbitrary types
b) Qi/Karma currently contain highly optimized conversion routines for
numeric<-->string conversions (different integer and floating point types).
I would like to see those low level conversion routines moved into
Boost.String allowing Qi/Karma to use them.
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