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Subject: Re: [boost] [RFC] string inserter/extractor "q u o t i n g"
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-16 11:00:40

On 6/16/2010 10:45 AM, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> delimit doesn't feel right to me. I prefer quoted. It's the commonly
>> used term in Perl, for instance. From
>> quote:
>> ... 5) to enclose (words) within quotation marks.
> Quotation marks are the default, but the function can be given a different character to surround the text. Wouldn't "quote" be misleading if the specified character were, say, "%"?

Perl, for instance, lets you specify the quote character. I don't find
that confusing. If I went looking for this function, I'd look for some
variant of "quote" first. To me, lists are delimited by e.g. commas.

Even Beman, in his heart, thinks quote is the right term. Look at the
subject line. ;-)

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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