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Subject: Re: [boost] namespace boost?
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-18 10:57:41

On 18/01/11 15:49, Joachim Faulhaber wrote:
> 2011/1/18 Mateusz Loskot<mateusz_at_[hidden]>:
>> On 18/01/11 15:23, Barend Gehrels wrote:
>>>>>> Furthermore, the directory and namespace names should be
>>>>>> identical. Thus, boost/ptr_container provides code in
>>>>>> boost::ptr_container.
>>>>> Note that this proposal conflicts with some existing libraries (e.g.
>>>>> tuple, bimap).
>>>> Existing libraries must be grandfathered, but that doesn't mean new
>>>> libraries should be permitted to make things even messier!
>>> I understand and agree, but I also gave a reason why this requirement is
>>> sometimes difficult to meet.
>> Forgetting about the legacy and naming of existing libraries,
>> in my opinion libraries and namespaces should be singular.
>> I can't think of any reason why it has to be plural.
> ... it is official boost guideline, for the case that your library
> exports a class that is identical with the library's name:

Forgot about this one. So, I know only one reason then, this particular one.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,
Member of ACCU,

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