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Subject: Re: [boost] [boost::endian] Summary of discussion #1
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-14 15:11:35

vicente.botet wrote:
> Even if we don't have yet a clear vision of what is the
> endianness of a floating point and that we are reduced to
> interger types, I propose we name it boost::endian_holder as
> it is aware of the endianess and can contain UDT, as
> time_point, quantity::si::length ....

That's an excellent argument in favor of keeping the name generic.

> template <typename Endian, typename T, std::size_t
> n_bytes=8*sizeof(T),
> typename Alignment = alignment::aligned>
> class endian_holder;
> I will let the name boost::endian_integer or
> boost::integer::endian for the class providing also the
> arithmetic operations.

"endian_integer" is fine for the type with arithmetic operations, but "endian_holder" seems more circumspect that necessary. It begs questions like, "What's an 'endian' that you need a holder?"

I'd prefer to call it "endian" but you can't have a boost::endian namespace, too. Is boost::endianness a good namespace name? What about boost::order/ordering/ordered?

boost::order::endian (boost::endianness::endian) provides the basic facilities.

boost::order::endian_integer (boost::endianness::endian_integer) derives from endian and provides arithmetic operators.

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

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