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Subject: Re: [boost] Name of namespace detail
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-12 21:43:42

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Hi,
> Inspired by Jean-Louis question about what to put to namespace detail, I
> would be interested learning about rationale of name of the namespace
> detail (sometimes details or impl too).
> Recently, I've participated in a very interesting discussion, on ACCU
> members mailing list, about prefixes and suffixes like Base or _base nad
> Impl or _impl, as misused, irrelevant and confusing, meaningless, etc.
> For example, how to properly name elements of PIMPL idiom and similar.
> During the discussion I suggested that 'detail' is a good name for
> namespace dedicated to implementation details being not a part of public
> interface of a component. I got answer that it as the same issues (it's
> meaningless) as Impl etc.

Why? Could you please provide details on what their responses are?


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