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Subject: Re: [boost] Arguing about names in Boost libraries
From: Max Sobolev (macsmr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-25 09:46:42

On 25.04.2011 17:21, Edward Diener wrote:
> What is wrong with the people commenting on libraries for Boost who are
> so concerned about the names being used ? We are talking only about C++
> identifiers and yet there are now endless discussions where people
> disagree on names or argue that some name is not what they want or that
> they like some other name, with a list of names that they find adequate.
> This is irrelevant. There is something mentally wrong about all those
> peoples spending endless amounts of time around this issue. I notice
> this does not happen nowadays for just one library but for ever single
> library, or proposed library, which is mentioned on this mailing list.
> Is this the way all of you people actually work in your daily jobs, or
> on your own projects, spending hours and days arguing with others about
> C++ identifiers for every little thing ? Are you not aware of the
> absurdity of your endless remarks ?
> Grow up ! Surely there are better things to do than carry on endlessly
> about some name, that is should be x or y or z or some other inane
> preferable list.
> It's time for somebody to say this, so I will do it. A C++ identifier
> name, as long as it is vaguely about what the functionality entails, is
> perfectly adequate. It does not have to satisfy everyone in the
> universe. Period !

(public) Names are very important! Perhaps more important than
implementation details. They influences on code quality directly (but
latter influences /indirectly/ :))

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