Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] Boost.Endian mini-review
From: Rob Stewart (rob.stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-03 18:25:15
One thing that is not clear is why both the buffer and arithmetic types exist. The one, of course, derives from the other, so the only benefit would be the omission of what the derivate adds. What does one gain by using the buffer class rather than just always using the arithmetic type? IOW, why not just collapse the hierarchy?
(Sent from my portable computation engine)