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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] [afio] Formal review of Boost.AFIO
From: Andreas Schäfer (gentryx_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-24 14:37:15

On 17:43 Mon 24 Aug , Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 24 Aug 2015 at 19:21, Peter Dimov wrote:
> > I have to say that I find this choice of naming baffling. Why would you name
> > a concrete type 'monad'? Makes no sense to me.
> That was discussed on this very list in great depth and length. The
> choice of monad<T> was made to ensure people looked up the
> documentation for what it meant instead of making any assumptions. I
> think that aim worked out beautifully.

Judging from this thread a lot of people were actually misled by the
name Monad as they were making assumptions.


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