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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Boost.String.Convert
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-17 15:32:37

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:11 PM
Scott McMurray wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 14:55, Stewart, Robert
> <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > The arguments, whether function or template, would specify
> the conversion to apply. For example, to_string<int>(s)
> could also be written as convert<int>(s). (Both can be
> rearranged to take two arguments and return a bool, for
> example, so the point is merely to eliminate directionality
> and "string" from the name.)
> Why is removing directionality from the name a good idea?

With just one name to remember -- the arguments can supply the rest -- the interface is simpler.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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