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Subject: Re: [boost] Futures (was: Re: [compute] Some remarks)
From: Sylvester-Bradley, Gareth (Gareth.Sylvester-Bradley_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-13 04:01:48

Hi Niall,

On 12 January 2015 22:32, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 12 Jan 2015 at 16:19, Sylvester-Bradley, Gareth wrote:
> > On 12 January 2015 15:30, Niall Douglas wrote:
> > > On 7 Jan 2015 at 12:40, Thomas Heller wrote:
> > > > Just a minor very unrelated remark. I find the name "BindLib" very confusing.
> > >
> > > The library is a toolkit for locally binding libraries into
> > > namespaces :).
> >
> > I've not come across the word 'Bind' used this way in C++, and of course it is used for other things.
> >
> > Would 'Alias' or 'NamespaceAlias' work?
> Those unfortunately have even more confusing alternative meanings in
> C++. AliasLib makes me think pointer aliasing. NamespaceAliasLib is
> too long I think, and besides you're not aliasing namespaces, you're
> aliasing types.

FWIW, the "Lib" suffix doesn't follow the usual naming convention for Boost libraries [] which would make it Boost.NamespaceAlias, the Boost NamespaceAlias library, or NamespaceAlias, a Boost library by Niall Douglas.

However, I can see the point about the meanings of both those suggestions.

> I do agree about BindLib being a poor name. It is actually onto its
> third choice of name now :( but to date, it's the least terrible of
> the reasonably descriptive library names I have thought of.

Yes, naming is the hardest problem. :-)
Not sure what you'll think of this, but how about Boost.Using?
Or Boost.NameAlias?

> Do bear
> in mind it doesn't just mount libraries into namespaces, it also
> provides an emulation of Boost.Test using CATCH,

That's interesting, since I've just had to do that, or rather a shim that can be switched from one to the other, myself.

I'll have a look at your repo; interested to see how you solved the BOOST_AUTO _TEST_CASE_TEMPLATE mapping to Catch.

> ...

Best regards,

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