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Subject: Re: [boost] Arguing about names in Boost libraries
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-06 17:31:16

Le 25/04/11 15:21, Edward Diener a écrit :
> What is wrong with the people commenting on libraries for Boost who
> are so concerned about the names being used ? We are talking only
> about C++ identifiers and yet there are now endless discussions where
> people disagree on names or argue that some name is not what they want
> or that they like some other name, with a list of names that they find
> adequate.
> This is irrelevant. There is something mentally wrong about all those
> peoples spending endless amounts of time around this issue. I notice
> this does not happen nowadays for just one library but for ever single
> library, or proposed library, which is mentioned on this mailing list.
> Is this the way all of you people actually work in your daily jobs, or
> on your own projects, spending hours and days arguing with others
> about C++ identifiers for every little thing ? Are you not aware of
> the absurdity of your endless remarks ?
> Grow up ! Surely there are better things to do than carry on endlessly
> about some name, that is should be x or y or z or some other inane
> preferable list.
> It's time for somebody to say this, so I will do it. A C++ identifier
> name, as long as it is vaguely about what the functionality entails,
> is perfectly adequate. It does not have to satisfy everyone in the
> universe. Period !

I'm really surprised to read such a post on this forum.


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