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Subject: Re: [boost] bcp update #2: namespace renaming
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-02 04:22:31

>Supporting replacing boost with a nested namespace easily gets very tricky
>without enforcing stricter coding conventions with explicit end-namespace
>tagging in boost. So I think allowing replacing boost with nested
>is not worth it unless someone come up with a clever and simple way of
>this work correctly.

I'd go so far as to say it's basically impossible with the current code
base - I started out using regexes that matched nested { and } so I could
identify the full boost namespace scope - but although it 99% worked there
were always cases where there were { or } in macros or comments that weren't
balanced :-( In short you would need a full C++ preprocessor and lexor to
handle this.


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