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Subject: Re: [boost] review request: addition to type_traits library ofhas_operator_xxx
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-18 08:04:41

Edward Diener wrote:
> On 11/18/2010 3:16 AM, Frédéric Bron wrote:
> > Using namespaces, it would become:
> > namespace boost { namespace operators {
> > has_equal_to
> > has_not_equal_to
> > has_greater
> > has_greater_equal
> > has_less
> > has_less_equal
> > has_plus
> > has_minus
> > ...
> > }}
> >
> > There would be a small inconsistency because for example we have
> > boost::algorithm:: (singular) but boost::operators:: (plural) but we
> > clear cannot use boost::operator::.
> I would not worry about the inconsistency.

There is precedent: boost::tuples, for example.

> > For such a decision, that is if we go for has_operator_xxx or
> > operators::has_xxx, what is the practice to decide what we accept?

Discussion on the list and then, as Edward noted, get John Maddock's approval.

> I think if we go for a boost::operators namespace we should not worry
> about tacking the 'operator_' onto the individual names at all, as in
> your brief enumeration above.


> OTOH if, like the rest of type_traits, it all goes in the boost
> namespace, my preference is to use 'has_operator_' as the
> prefix to all of the operator functionality.


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

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