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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Introduction of boost::string namespace and string-conversion functions
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-12 08:11:23

From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Gevorg Voskanyan
> "Stewart, Robert" <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> > [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of
> > Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden]
> > > 4) int i_from_s = boost::string::to(s)(-1);
> > >
> > > The above is a non-throwing variation of #1 with the default value
> > > provided for failed conversion.
> >
> > That would read better as:
> >
> > int j(boost::string::to(s).or(-1));
> 'or' is a keyword.

Ah, yes. I'd forgotten that bit of the Standard of which I don't avail myself. Nevertheless, the idea is sound. Andrey Semashev suggested "with_default," though I think "or_default" might read better.

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