Subject: Re: [boost] Namespace for a Boost Hashing Library
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-09 12:25:22
>I initially used boost::hash, forgetting that the unordered containers
> have already claimed that name. A number of alternatives have been
> proposed, so I hoped to get some thoughts from the wider community.
> The intention for the library is to provide concepts and some
> implementations for checksums (like CRC32), plain hash functions (for
> hash tables), and cryptographic hash functions (like MD5 or SHA-256).
It seems like these are all natural allies to the stuff already in
boost::hash, what's the issue in also using that name and extending the
existing hash function library?
Just my 2c worth, John.