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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Boost.String.Convert
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-18 08:46:53

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:28 PM
Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Stewart, Robert
> <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:10 PM
> > Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> > The discussion originated from the desire to improve upon
> lexical_cast for some particular use cases. I suggested the
> possibility of widening the scope beyond just string
> conversions. If there is no agreement to widen the scope, so
> be it. Don't throw out convert because it exceeds a scope
> not yet fully established.
> If I'm not mistaken, the proposed library is about string conversions.

I wasn't denying that.

> The wider scope can't be understood or appreciated from within a
> to_string/from_string discussion.

I disagree. Any discussion can be expanded if those involved so choose. I thought doing so valuable and so tried to encourage it.

> If you want to consider to_string and from_string a starting point for
> a more generic convert() interface, fine -- but that's still a
> separate interface that should be outside this discussion.

We disagree on that point, obviously.

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

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