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Subject: Re: [boost] [property] interest in C# like properties for C++?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-22 10:10:59

David Brownstein wrote:
> I also
> share your belief that using function-style accessors rather
> than assignment is preferable.

Why? What does that syntax offer you that makes it better? I understand Gennadiy's notion of searching for ".value" allowing him to find cases in which he assigns to a "property," though I fail to understand why such a search is important. I don't understand how parentheses help anything.

In your code, you seem to support both syntaxes:

   std::string strName = Z.Name();
   int iCount = Z.Count;
   Z.Count = 6;

I see nothing gained by using parentheses.

If there are to be function calls, I should think it would be functions with names like "get_value" and "set_value," though I'd lament the added verboseness.

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

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