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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Operators issue: polluting namespace of caller through argument-dependent lookup
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-18 14:11:40

On 2016-01-18 21:03, Daniel Frey wrote:
>> On 17.01.2016, at 10:51, John M. Dlugosz <mpbecey7gu_at_[hidden]>
>> wrote:
>> The use of make_shared is finding boost::make_shared as well as
>> std::make_shared. The program doesn't use boost::shared_ptr and
>> shouldn't need to know about it.
> This can not be simply “fixed” as it is quite an old and established
> interface. What about the people that actually rely on ADL to kick in
> to find their unqualified call of make_shared?

Given that there is BOOST_NO_OPERATORS_IN_NAMESPACE, I don't think that
the addition of the boost namespace to ADL was ever intended. I would
rather see this fixed and the code that relies on this side effect
broken (with the appropriate note in the release notes and the advice to
use namespace qualification to resolve the problem).

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