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Subject: Re: [boost] review request: addition to type_traits library ofhas_operator_xxx
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-20 10:47:35

On 11/20/2010 4:15 AM, viboes wrote:
> Edward Diener-3 wrote:
>> snip...
>> Alternatively I could even see putting all the operator traits in their
>> own namespace of 'boost::operators', dropping the 'operator_' in their
>> name, and allowing the end-user to surface them to just the 'boost'
>> namespace via a using declaration as they like. But then again, I am a
>> very strong supporter of namespaces and allowing the end-user to expose
>> what they want from namespaces via 'using'.
> Note that interfaces must be designed not only to satisfy the developer but
> to improve the readability. If a namespace is used, as a user I will need to
> be able to decipher that
> has_division<T>::type
> intends to be "has division operator". I will find much more clear If I have
> to read
> has_division_operator<T>::type
> IMO, namespaces in this case doesn't make the code more readable.

'boost::type_traits::operators::has_division<T>::type' seems readable to
me. Or if you think this is too long you could use a namepsace alias and do:

namespace tt_operator = boost::type_traits::operators;

and then 'tt_operator::has_division<T>::type' is short enough.

Surely you have heard of that famous saying, "Readability is in the eye
of the developer" <g>.

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