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Subject: Re: [boost] Warning policy? local variable hides (i.e. shadows) global variable
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-15 10:59:07

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 10:09 AM, Olaf van der Spek <ml_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> A lot of the warnings involve function argument names. Should we have
>> a guideline to prevent shadow warnings? A convention for argument
>> names would make it easier to submit pull requests. Possible
>> guidelines:
>> * Prefix function argument names with "a_". Rationale: The "m_" prefix
>> for member names has been a success.
>> * Suffix function argument names with "_". Rationale: Short and less
>> distracting than "m_" prefix.
>> Thoughts?
> The "_" suffix is used for member names too.

Hummm... You are right.

So like with the "m_" prefix, a boost library wishing to avoid
shadowing would need to use deliberately ugly or unusual formal
parameter names. Ugh!


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