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Subject: Re: [boost] [convert] no-throw and fallback feature
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-09 16:54:29

Matthew Chambers wrote:
> On 5/9/2011 2:58 PM, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > Vicente BOTET wrote:
> >> De : "Stewart, Robert"
> >>
> >>> You don't think "convert" is a good choice?
> >>
> >> I would prefer to use a noun for namespace, then an adjetive
> >> and in the last instance a meaningless name, like spirit. I
> >> have never used a verb as namespace.
> >
> > That's a good policy. My only argument in favor of "convert"
> > is that it works so well for things like convert::to (and
> > it's shorter!).
> If there will be short names like "to" or "as" in the namespace
> then namespace qualification in user code will practically be
> necessary.

I'd use to<int>(s) or as<int>(s) without qualification.

> On the other hand, 'convert' is both a noun and a verb. :P

:) Too bad they don't both have the same pronunciation!

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

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