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Subject: Re: [boost] [range] #11202: boost.sort header conflicts with boost.range header
From: Gareth.Sylvester-Bradley_at_[hidden]
Date: 2018-09-03 08:42:56

At 2 Sep 2018 18:48, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
> On 9/2/2018 10:09 AM, Mathias Gaunard via Boost wrote:
> > On 2 September 2018 at 03:21, Steven Ross via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> >>> I think it is a bad idea to make an exception for boost::range::sort
> >>> when all the other range algorithms are directly in boost:: .
> >>
> >> It's not pretty, but it sounds reasonable to me. Do you have a
> >> counterproposal?
> >
> > Rename the "sort" library to something else.
> > "sortlib" is very bad, but other names could be found.
> I was just suggesting a change in the namespace name to something else.
> It can still be called the sort library, even if the namespace is not
> boost::sort.

Would it be appropriate to adopt the strategy of Boost.Tuple, whose namespace is boost::tuples, and use boost::sorts as the library namespace?

The naming consistency guidelines say:

* The library's primary namespace (in parent ::boost) is given that same name, except when there's a component with that name (e.g., boost::tuple), in which case the namespace name is pluralized. For example, ::boost::filesystem.

That's maybe not quite the case here, but it's not horrible!


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