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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Boost.Convert
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-28 13:26:23

Emil Dotchevski wrote:

>>> Now, the user of uuid.hpp can also #include "boost/convert.hpp" when
>>> making calls to convert. This could provide generic overloads that
>>> support common conversion options, which would bind only if uuid.hpp
>>> doesn't provide overloads itself (which would obviously be more
>>> specialized and the overload resolution will prefer them over the
>>> convert.hpp generics.)
>> I can't imagine how the generic convert.hpp could provide support for
>> additional conversion options for user::uuid.
> Additional conversion options that are specific to converting
> user::uuid to string shouldn't be a concern for the generic convert
> framework. The caller can pass such additional arguments if user::uuid
> provides overloads that take them; if not then the caller will get a
> compile error, which is also appropriate.

I think that'll make too many of these overloads, with an added
confusion on the user's side, who has to remember the order of these
options in the overloads. I certainly like named arguments more.

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