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Subject: Re: [boost] namespace boost?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-18 10:04:32

Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> 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"...
> +1 - it will come round and bite you eventually (or some
> poor unsuspecting maintainer).

I agree WRT to boost, but not std. It doesn't have to apply to boost either, but that is the current reality.

> And Boost's many examples should NOT set a bad example by
> doing "using namespace boost".
> IMO "using boost::a_library::a_function;" is actually much
> better, despite being longer, because it makes clear where
> the function comes from.

+1 (Not because of the ambiguities such a using directive might cause but because examples shouldn't leave room for guessing.)

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

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