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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Pointer Plus Bits Behavior and Interface
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-16 07:27:14

Andrew Sutton wrote:
> The class is called "pointer... plus bits". If the abstraction
> isn't at least a little bit pointer-like, then the name of the
> data type is duplicitous at best. I think that some of the
> suggestions treat lightly the attachment that programmers have
> to the meanings of names.

Rereading the above, I realized that I wasn't putting as much emphasis on "plus" as you. I was reading the name much more like "pointer_and_bits," so the pointer focus was less strong for me. I now see your problem with the current name. Just changing "plus" to "and" would probably alleviate your concern, but reversing the order, as I suggested elsewhere, may be even more satisfactory.

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

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