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Subject: Re: [boost] Namespace for a Boost Hashing Library
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-17 12:30:36

Scott McMurray wrote:
> On 11 May 2010 05:40, Phil Richards
> <news_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > If the name "algorithm" is going to be in the namespace at
> > all, wouldn't
> > it make more sense to put it under boost::algorithm (either
> > directly, or as a nested namespace)?
> That's a good point. The only quibble I'd have is that
> boost::algorithm::hash::digest looks like a verb, and I
> do need the one noun.


"hashes" can still be taken as a verb, but we're predisposed to think of namespaces as things (they are scopes), so we're likely to consider "hashes" as the plural of the noun "hash."


That isn't a noun, but clearly describes the contents as related to hashing algorithms. I rather prefer that.

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

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