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Subject: Re: [boost] Name of namespace detail
From: Michael Caisse (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-13 16:17:12

Jean-Louis Leroy wrote:
>> Speaking of Boost, the "detail" namespace is commonly used for
>> implementation details, same as "aux" (or variations thereof), so
>> this is a good choice if you're writing a new library for Boost.
> I may stick to the tradition (actually I'm doing that for now) but if
> we always limited ourselves to common usage, Boost would not exist to
> start with would it ? ;-)
> J-L
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I would suggest that consistency is more important in coding style
issues than the actual constraint. Within Boost, detail has a well known
meaning. I think it would be unwise to deviate from such style
precedence unless there was a very compelling reason.


Michael Caisse
Object Modeling Designs

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