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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Introduction of boost::string namespace and string-conversion functions
From: Daniel Hulme (st_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-12 13:43:31

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:54:09PM +0300, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> 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.

How about boost::text?

* A quick search suggests it is unused;
* It doesn't seem to clash with anything in std::
* To my mind it includes other text representations than std::string
  (e.g. std::rope, std::vector<char>);
* It excludes other uses of std::string or std::vector<char>, for
  example using vector<char> as a replacement for vector<bool>.

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