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Subject: Re: [boost] [boost::endian] Request for comments/interest
From: Tomas Puverle (Tomas.Puverle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-30 10:23:41


> It is not a wishful or ambiguous description
> it is actually a real term with real meaning. Thanks to the Berkeley API
> that many of us grew up with "host to network" also has real meaning.

I don't think we were disputing it at all; we were trying to...

> I'm not suggesting that the term "network" should even appear in an
> endian library.

...make the same point as you have here.

> I would prefer the term to only exist in some domain
> specific namespace;

Completely agree. Hence my reference to having the typedef as part of
an "application" as opposed to the core part of the endian library.

> however, ignoring well over 20-years of terminology
> history isn't going to make things clearer in the interface.

I am not - I was simply pointing out that it's not a network library. This
typedef should, perhaps be better placed in ASIO, even though I still think
even that is somewhat contentious.

> Can we keep the term network out of the main interface and simply add it
> to namespaces as Terry has suggested?

Do you have a suggestion? I am not sure that adding anything about networking
to the endian library is the correct separation of concerns but I am open to

> Tom, I'm looking forward to reading more about your library.

Thank you. And I look forward to any additional comments you may have.


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