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Subject: Re: [boost] [chrono] Interoperability with ICL and common concepts
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-16 07:07:46

Joachim Faulhaber wrote:
> 2011/3/15 Stewart, Robert <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]>:
> > Joachim Faulhaber wrote:
> >> //=== in or under boost/chrono/chrono.hpp ==================
> >>
> >> namespace boost{namespace icl
> >> {
> >> template<class Type>struct identity_element;
> >>
> >> template<class Rep, class Period>
> >> struct identity_element<boost::chrono::duration<Rep,Period> >
> >> {
> >> };
> >> }}
> >>
> >> //==========================================================
> >
> > That looks pretty good, except perhaps instead of declaring
> > identity_element in the chrono header,
> hmm, this was my c++ mini satori of the day, because I realized
> authors of Boost.Chrono can avoid to do
> > it should
> > include <boost/icl/identity_element.hpp>
> just that!
> Recall, I wanted ICL to be Chrono agnostic and Chrono to be
> ICL agnostic.

You make a good point, but I'd expect that the Chrono specialization would be in a special header that only ICL users would include. Thus, non-ICL Chrono users would never see the dependency. It's not agnosticism, of course, but it is insular.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
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Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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