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Subject: Re: [boost] [conversion] review
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-02 10:25:40

Joshua Juran wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2011, at 3:09 PM, Phil Endecott wrote:
> > Gordon Woodhull wrote:
> >> If I had to write a conversion function, I would rather
> >> write it as an overload of a general-purpose converter,
> >> rather than giving it some ugly typeA2TypeB name.
> >
> > Why is e.g. rgb_to_cmyk() "ugly"?
> cmyk_t cmyk = rgb_to_cmyk( rgb );
> That's why. Compare:
> cmyk_t cmyk = cmyk_from_rgb( rgb );

I prefer this:

   cmyk_t cmyk = to_cmyk(rgb);

That permits reusing "to_cmyk" for various types via overloading.

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


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