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Subject: Re: [boost] namespace boost?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 11:19:08

At Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:32:11 +0800,
Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Barend Gehrels <barend_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>
> >> Imagine if everytime you had to call a real person instead of just
> >> their name you had to say "<name>, friend" or "<name>, daughter". That
> >> wouldn't be very nice would it?
> >>
> > I agree with you, those suffices are too much. Just an "s" is enough. I
> > personally can live with plural namespaces if they are necessary. So the
> > guidelines on the website (put into this thread by Joachim)
> >
> >
> >
> > are clear, make sense, and are followed by most previous libraries. I see no
> > reason for change.
> >
> I agree with this. Sorry but I missed the context of the original
> discussion -- is there a specific problem we're trying to solve by
> changing the way things are going? Or is it just because "it doesn't
> look nice"?

Mostly because things aren't going any one way, so in setting the way forward there's an
opportunity to revisit old decisions

and-bikesheds-ly y'rs,

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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