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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Introduction of boost::string namespace and string-conversion functions
From: Scott McMurray ([hidden])
Date: 2009-02-13 21:13:21

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 17:13, Vladimir Batov <batov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I counted the number of people complaining and *not* complaining about any
> particular name. Then I compared the numbers. Then, I went with the bigger
> number.

I think that that form of comparison is unfair without stating ahead
of time that you will be using it. It's perfectly plausible that
people replying would not mention something that had already been
brought up and not yet been addressed by the proposer. Regardless, a
pure numerical count of first opinions is a poor method by which to
decide something.

> Elimination *is* obfuscation. You strip me of my name and then complain that
> you find it hard to address me. Does it immediately become *my* problem?

And yet you successfully used pronouns throughout that statement.

Hopefully the library will also affect shortening where appropriate.

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