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Subject: Re: [boost] [range] #11202: boost.sort header conflicts with boost.range header
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-03 14:09:28

On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 at 16:21, Peter Dimov via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> Edward Diener wrote:
> > Although it is discouraged I think allowing function, template, and
> class
> > names directly in the boost namespace should be allowed when those names
> > mimic std:: names, but with Boost functionality. I think Boost should
> > avoid as much as possible using namespace names which are the same as
> > std:: functions, templates, and classes.
> This is impractical. New names appear in std:: every three years, it's not
> possible to predict in advance whether a library name will match a
> standard
> identifier. It worked in the past when C++98 was all we had, it doesn't
> work
> now.

I think that as hardly any Boost library that was adopted in the standard
actually complies (sometimes more, sometimes less and sometimes just
different) with the standard, the boost namespace should be enough warning
that we are talking about something else than whatever is in the standard.
So boost should simply do what it thinks is best from its perspective,


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