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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] string convert
From: Jeff Flinn (TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-03 10:48:20

Gordon Woodhull wrote:
> Hi Vladimir, all,
> First off, I'll respond to Rob and Jeremy.
> Here's again the alternate "simpler"

[purposefully snip context that may not appear in code]

string_convert<int, dont_throw>(s); // or string_convert<int>(s,
_throw=false) if that's impossible

So I'm creating a string from an int but not throwing, is my first
reading of that snippet(maybe I'm "wacky" though). The function name
starts with a common type followed by a verb, followed by a type, so I

This function may appear in some function call:

some_function(string_convert<int, dont_throw>(s));

This requires that I dig up both some_function's signature and the type
of s. Easy you say! What about

template< typename T> void some_function(T t);

template< typename S> void outerFunction(S s)
   some_function(string_convert<int, dont_throw>(s));

I find the "wacky" convert<int>::from(s) much less ambiguous which I
literally read as "convert int from s".


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