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Subject: Re: [boost] [boost::endian] Summary of discussion #1
From: Tomas Puverle (tomas.puverle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-02 14:06:19

> That looks a lot like a cast, though the type doesn't change in your design, >
so naming it something like "endian_cast" is not unreasonable.

Since the type isn't supposed to change, I don't like the cast<> idea too much.
 But let me sit on it.

> Otherwise, swap_in_place<>() could be named "swap" while your swap<>()
> could be named something like "swapped_copy."

These are good names - I might steal them ;)

I'll look at the link but I can't access the site from work - I'll look when I
get home.

> That is, something like the following might be possible:
> template <class E, class T>
> typename swapped_floating_point<T>
> endian_cast(T);
> template <class E, class T>
> T
> endian_cast(typename swapped_floating_point<T>);

I suggested this in the earlier thread but no one took the bait.

However, I think it's not a panacea. We can restrict the interface as
discussed to begin with; this functionality can be added later, since it won't
break anything.


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