Subject: Re: [boost] [convert] Now with Boost.Parameter interface.
From: Gottlob Frege (gottlobfrege_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-02 10:09:11
Sorry it is a limitation of the iPhone.
It is very hard to edit emails.
(I'll try not to email from the phone too much)
On Thursday, July 2, 2009, Stewart, Robert <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Gottlob Frege wrote:
> [please don't top post]
>> And in addition to the unexpected effects, it just doesn't
>> read or look right.
>> from(str, 0)(more stuff);
>> really makes me think 'more stuff' happens AFTER the
>> conversion. This is one of the examples of why C programmers
>> and many other language-ites just shake their heads at us. We
>> can't seem to stick to writing code that even follows the rules
>> of the language. (obviously the code, using a proxy, does
>> follow the rules, but it doesn't look like it does).
> That's probably why I've thought the named function approach clearer:
> from(str, 0).more().stuff();
> It deviates less from the usual, though I do acknowledge your complaint about the sequence. Here's another way to make it more explicit:
> from(str, 0).with(more stuff);
>> If you really want the multiple function call syntax, could we
>> at least somehow put it first? ie (just one possible way), and
>> note that 'convert' has become 'converter':
>> converter<int>(locale_ = loc)(throw_ = true).from(str, 0);
> Why not with the syntax Dave has been suggesting:
> converter<int>(locale_ = loc, throw_ = true).from(str, 0);
> Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
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