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Subject: Re: [boost] [core] Detach demangle() from type_info
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-06 16:41:30

On Saturday 07 June 2014 00:29:57 Antony Polukhin wrote:
> 2014-06-06 23:56 GMT+04:00 Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]>:
> > Andrey Semashev wrote:
> However I'd prefer it to be detached from type_info. This tool would be
> > useful with different kinds of symbols, like function and variable names,
> > not just type_info. So it better accept a string as an argument and not
> > type_info. demangled_name() should probably be in core/typeinfo.hpp.
> Do not move it into the typeinfo.hpp. This file will be deprecated or
> replaced with TypeIndex soon. It's better to keep it separate.

demangled_name() is just a helper function that forwards
core::typeinfo::name() to demangle(). In case if core::typeinfo is replaced
with Boost.TypeIndex then there's no use for it.

demangle(), on the other hand, can be useful without it, and it should stay.

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