Subject: Re: [boost] [RFC] string inserter/extractor "q u o t i n g"
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-16 11:56:45
Eric Niebler wrote:
> 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
> >> dictionary.com
> >> 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.
I daresay you'd look for "quote" first because of your experience with Perl. Nevertheless, prior art is not unavailing.
> Even Beman, in his heart, thinks quote is the right term. Look at the
> subject line. ;-)
Even assuming "quote" were generally acceptable, it doesn't connote the escaping behavior in Beman's functions.
Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP http://www.sig.com
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