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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Conversion - pre review request
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-09 11:43:23

> > This might be off topic and purely esthetical (i.e. personal taste),
> > but I find the mix of operator>>() and operator<<() in the same
> > expression to be more than confusing. That's (for me) clearly not a
> viable solution.
> >
> >
> I agree with you that the mix of i/o operators could be confusing. Maybe
> it could be less confusing if we write them as follows
> std::string si2 =
> ii =>> std::uppercase =>> std::hex =>> via_stream()
> >> extract_to(*std::string*)();
> If I'm not wrong =>> is left to right associative, so the preceding is
> equivalent to
> (ii =>> (std::uppercase =>> (std::hex =>> via_stream())))
> >> extract_to(*std::string*)();
> Note that I'm not proposing to include this on Boost.Conversion.

FWIW, =>> is not a valid operator at all. Did you mean >>=? If yes, I don't
think it will work as it has the wrong precedence.
In any case, this kind of expressions scare me. They can't be understood
without having a copy of the docs open all the time.

Regards Hartmut

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