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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Introduction of boost::string namespace and string-conversion functions
From: Bo Persson (bop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-12 12:18:03

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden] wrote:
>> Based on the previous string-conversion-related discussion that
>> revolved around lexical_cast (started with
>> and
>> Dave's suggestion
>> ( I would
>> like to propose to create a new boost::string
>> I would initially like to see if we can agree on
>> 1) creating boost::string (or some other as descriptive name)
>> namespace;
> Could we come up with another name for the namespace? The string
> namespace looks too general to me and may potentially clash with
> std::string if "using namespace boost; using namespace std;" is
> written in the users' code.

And even worse - it would make it very hard to propose the utilities
for inclusion in a future language standard. Using names that are
already in namespace std is not a good idea, if you have such

Bo Persson

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