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Subject: Re: [boost] namespace boost?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-18 10:01:57

Mathias Gaunard wrote:
> Anyway, it's probably not a good idea to do
> "using namespace boost", just like you shouldn't do
> "using namespace std"...

There's nothing wrong with either one, in a .cpp file, provided the namespaces are well managed. That's certainly the case with std, but less so with boost for reasons being discussed in this thread. If using namespace std introduces ambiguities, they can be resolved with scoping on demand. Meanwhile, non-ambiguous names don't need scope resolution.

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

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