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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] string convert
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-02 13:12:41

Gordon Woodhull wrote:
> Therefore I vote to accept this library with the strong
> condition that a simpler syntax be adopted, doing away with the
> odd static ::from() function, and completely getting rid of the
> confusing, error-prone lazy functions. I am aware that the
> author thinks the present syntax is necessary, but I will argue
> against it in each case.

No one would argue against a simpler interface that does all of what Boost.Convert does. Would you take the time to suggest a complete design? That would be fairest to Vladimir who spent a long time trying to devise a useful interface that encompassed the several usage styles wanted and likely won't easily be able to look past the current design to something else now. Besides, it would provide a concrete idea others can see and discuss.

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

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