Subject: Re: [boost] yomm2 - open methods
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-21 03:43:46
On 01/19/2018 11:23 AM, Jean-Louis Leroy via Boost wrote:
> in 2013 I posted a proposal for an "open multi-methods" library, see
> here: https://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2013/07/205383.php Due to
> insufficient interest, I did not go forward with a formal submission,
> and I published my work on github, under the name yomm11.
> <snip>> Well I am just touching base to see if things have evolved and if
> there might now be an interest in seeing this in Boost.
A couple of random comments:
- I feel like it should be possible to get rid of YOMM2_END
by moving the function body out-of-line or using a lambda
- The documentation isn't clear on how the one-definition-rule
applies (unless I missed it). My default assumption would
be that YOMM2_DEFINE for a given overload should appear in
exactly one translation unit, and that YOMM2_DECLARE and
YOMM2_CLASS may appear in multiple translation units so
long as the declarations are identical, but I notice that
they're /all/ using unnamed namespaces. All of your examples
only use a single source file, so I can't really guess your
intentions from usage either.
- I'm curious why I would ever want to use the "cute" names
when they're actually longer than the YOMM2 names.
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