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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] Type Traits Extension by Frederic Bron - Review summary and decision
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-25 07:38:16

John Maddock wrote:
> > On 21.04.2011 23:13, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> >> Remember that "has_" implies ownership or inherent
> >> characteristic which doesn't apply to a namespace scope
> >> operator.
> Maybe, but there's no way to tell the difference between an
> operator defined as a member function, and one defined at
> namespace scope.

Granted, but there can be operators mixing UDTs, so it belongs to neither. "has_" just connotes the idea poorly to me.

> Plus we already have "has_new_operator".

That should have been "operator new," of course, because the new operator is a different animal. However, operator new must be a member function, so "has_" is the appropriate prefix.

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

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