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Subject: Re: [boost] [optional] Safe optional
From: Nevin Liber (nevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-18 15:35:21

On 18 November 2014 03:48, Andrzej Krzemienski <akrzemi1_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I sympathize with your opinion. Personally, I also prefer the current way
> of accessing the value. Yet, I see people complain that it is unsafe.

People *always* complain.

> It is
> my hypothesis that there exist a portion of users that just like the
> monadic interfaces along with the inconvenience that comes with it. This
> post is to confirm my hypothesis, and if it is the case, to satisfy the
> demand.

It is your time to implement and maintain of course, but it doesn't seem
like "making everybody happy" is a tractable problem. Some interfaces just
aren't good and should not be encouraged, even if it satisfies a few.

 Nevin ":-)" Liber  <mailto:nevin_at_[hidden]>  (847) 691-1404

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