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Subject: Re: [boost] Survey: What should an immutable byte sequence data structure be named?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-28 16:09:27

At Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:50:25 -0800,
Gregory Crosswhite wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> To gather more data about what the community thinks an immutable byte
> sequence data structure should be called (given that "string" has
> already been taken), I have created the following poll:
> If you have an opinion on the matter, please consider visiting the
> above link and submitting your favorite name.
> Some names that have been tossed around are istring, immutable_string,
> chain, rope, yarn, twine, cord, but don't feel limited to these
> choices.


"Byte sequence" already takes it out of the realm of "string" as far
as I'm concerned... sounds like "buffer"... and "immutable" has
several possible interpretations. Dean is talking about allowing
assignability. That probably ought to be noted on the web page.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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