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Subject: Re: [boost] [RFC] string inserter/extractor "q u o t i n g"
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-18 06:38:38

Beman Dawes wrote:
> To speed the process, I'll just give a progress report rather than
> respond individually prior messages.

Apparently, by virtue of not mentioning my suggestion in this omnibus reply, you rejected my idea of a string algorithm for doing the quoting and unquoting which forms the foundation of the insertion and extraction manipulators. I still think that is the best approach as it doesn't force the use of std::stringstream to get a quoted or unquoted string from an existing string while still supporting the IOStream insertion and extraction needed by Filesystem.

> * I like quote and unquote as the names. Source changed.

Given the name change, my suggestion is for "quoted" as the manipulator -- for both insertion and extraction -- and "quote" and "unquote" for the algorithms.

> * Since these functions are I/O manipulators, and only work in that
> context, I've renamed the header "quote_manip.hpp".
> * Likewise, the library that makes the most sense to add the header
> too is io. So the include path will be <boost/io/quote_manip.hpp>. IO
> is a small library, and targets exactly the same area of the standard
> library.

That's reasonable for the manipulators, but the algorithms on which they'd be based, given my suggestion, should be in StringAlgos.

> See
> <>

I get a 404 error trying to access that file.

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

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