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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Boost.Convert
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-23 11:15:55

On Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:05 PM
Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden] wrote:
> Robert suggested renaming 'convert' to 'conversion' but I am
> not warming
> up to that (yet, you might have noticed I am slow) as I
> essentially see
> 'convert' as a functor, i.e. encapsulating as an action, i.e.
> a verb is
> more appropriate. For that reason the code itself looks
> readable (to me)
> as "boost::convert<int, string>" reads as 'convert int to string".

I assume that's a reference to me. My suggestion of "conversion" was as a namespace name. Were you referring to my suggestion of using "converter" for the function object and "convert" for the function template that would deduce template parameters?

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

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