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Subject: Re: [boost] [Inspect] More Apple issues
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-06 06:39:13

Rene Rivera wrote:
> On 5/5/2010 12:44 PM, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > 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
> >> (<>):
> >>
> >> 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.
> They are types and defines in Apple Objective C runtime
> headers which are often used in conjunction with not just
> Objective C++, but also with plain C++ if you are
> interfacing with Objective C objects in some form (For
> example I have a minimal equivalent of BPL for Objective
> C). As for pushing Apple for using such common symbols..
> good luck with that ;-)

If they aren't presently aware of the effect, they might be made more sensitive to such names in the future. It doesn't hurt to try, does it?

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

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