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Subject: Re: [boost] [chrono/date] class names
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-11 14:05:23

Le 11/05/13 19:07, Howard Hinnant a écrit :
> On May 11, 2013, at 12:31 PM, "Vicente J. Botet Escriba" <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to fix the names of date classes for the different representations. I'm not saying that all the representations need to be provided for a first release. Here it is my proposal.
>> The following are unchecked and non contextual dates classes
>> * calendar_date: field based representation of year + month + day.
>> * serial_date: days based representation
>> * ordinal_date: field based representation of year + day_of_year
>> * week_date: field based representation of year + week + weekday
>> Checked dates classes names just add a checked_ prefix to the corresponding unchecked date classes.
>> * checked_calendar_date: field based representation of year + month + day.
>> * checked_serial_date: days based representation
>> * checked_ordinal_date: field based representation of year + day_of_year
>> * checked_week_date: field based representation of year + week + weekday
>> We can also have an alias date
>> template <typename Tag = serial, validity=validity::unchecked>
>> class date;
>> so that
>> date<calendar> ~ calendar_date
>> date<serial> ~ serial_date
>> date<> ~ serial_date
>> ...
>> I'm, open of course, to other defaults for these parameters, if the idea of an alias is accepted.
>> For the time been a single contextual date class should be enough, as all the contextual information is relative to the year/month/day representation.
>> * contextual_date: field based representation of year + month + day + context-meta-data
>> Comments, critics and suggestions are welcome.
> Two questions:
> 1. Why are the checked-names longer/more-complex than the unchecked names? I would've thought we wanted the opposite.
Yes we wanted it, I forgot it for an instant. I'm open to change to
calendar_date, unchecked_calendar_date.
> 2. What is the difference between the checked serial_date and the unchecked serial_date? Just range checking? Do we really want to range check a serial_date? That will make day increment/decrement a lot more expensive percentage wise.
A checked serial date is serial date that checks the validity at
construction time, either from days or from an unchecked calendar_date.
So the check could be on calendar dates which is more expensive.

Are we in line here?


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