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Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] On the design and documentation
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-28 17:40:11


On 05/26/2017 07:43 AM, Niall Douglas via Boost wrote:
>>> Why do you prefer get? what do you get with get? How will you name the
>>> function that give you access to the value of a PossiblyValued type?
>> It's really just a different color. The preference to get is coming from
>> my mental model of mine with expected being more like a asynchronous
>> return object (future calls it get as well). There are other types (with
>> similar purpose) using the name get for their accessor: shared_ptr,
>> unique_ptr, tuple and variant.
> Everyone else hated this idea, but what do you think of:
> - T& .value() returns a reference to the value, non-destructive.
> - T .get() returns the value by value, destructive.

  I hate it too. Who (besides you, the author) will
be able to remember which one is which.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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