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Subject: Re: [boost] [Inspect] More Apple issues
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-05 13:44:46

John Maddock wrote:
> I keep getting bug reports from users who want to compile code as
> Objective-C++ in order to use the Apple OS X headers...
> unfortunately this
> adds some more relatively common names that we can't use
> (
> nceptual/ObjectiveC/Articles/ocCPlusPlus.html#//apple_ref/doc/
> uid/TP30001163-CH10-TPXREF167):
> id, Class, SEL, IMP, and BOOL

Are these new names or is this just a new request? I'm thinking it would be nice if we could push the source of those names to avoid injecting such common names into the global namespace. If it's simply part of the Objective-C++ language, then I guess we're stuck.

> Should we changes the inspect tool to complain about these as well?
> Obviously this is a pain in the &*^%, but it would stop my code from
> regressing (again) I guess...

If Boost is to support such use cases, that seems necessary.

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

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