Subject: Re: [boost] Arguing about names in Boost libraries
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-06 18:27:05
Le 07/05/15 00:22, Edward Diener a écrit :
> On 5/6/2015 5:31 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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.
> I am really surprised to get a comment now about a post that I made
> over 4 years ago.
> Prosecutor: "Tell me exactly what you were doing on April 25, 2011 at
> 3:21 in the aftrenoon."
> Witness: "I can barely remember what I was doing an hour ago much less
> over four years ago."
> Prosecutor: "Arrest that man. He is obviously an accessory to the
> crime !"
I'm really sorry, I ordered the mails and I didn't see the date of the post.
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