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Subject: Re: [boost] [boost::endian] Summary of discussion #1
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-03 12:42:47

Tomas Puverle wrote:
> Dave Abrahams wrote:
> > > I'd go with "swap" and "swapped."
> >
> > Amending that: watch out for unintended ADL effects with
> > "swap." It's one of those globally claimed names whose
> > meaning (at least with two arguments) is fixed for all
> > time w.r.t. unqualified calls.

Yeah, it's probably best that we not risk such problems.

> I think the consensus was to use "endian_cast" for the
> function which returns a swapped copy of the underlying
> data and "endian_swap" for the function which performs
> the swapping in place (Rob's suggestions).

"endian_swap" was, I think, your suggestion. I'm not sure I like it. How about "reorder?"

> Even though I dislike the endian::endian_cast<> syntax, my
> personal preference would be to have endian_cast in the
> endian namespace for "cleanliness" issues - I may well be
> ok with
> using namespace boost::endian;
> in my local scope to but I will not be ok with doing
> using namespace boost;

using boost::endian_cast;

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

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