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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Boost.String.Convert
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-17 14:39:29

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Andrey Semashev
<andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> The outcome was that to_string/from_string are not verbs, are slightly
> longer than convert and duplicate the namespace name; to/from are
> meaningless without the surrounding namespace name, which may be omitted or
> mangled with aliases.

Are you saying that


reads better than


>> 2) What's the motivation for the convert function? Is it supposed to
>> convert anything to anything? (It seems to me the motivation is to
>> mimic the lexical_cast functionality but I don't think that's
>> necessary.)
> The convert function will eventually convert different things to strings and
> vice versa.

You can convert different things to string using to_string. You can
convert different things from strings using from_string.

My question is, what is the motivation for the convert function?
What's the use case for it that doesn't work with

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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