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From: Alexander Grund (alexander.grund_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-09-10 15:47:44

Am 10.09.20 um 17:44 schrieb Vinnie Falco:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 8:15 AM Alexander Grund via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> buf ) writes data to the buffer you supply
>> I get the rationale. But reading that code I would expect that "s" reads
>> from "buf". So to me the behavior is confusing and hence error prone.
>> Could you explore alternatives?
> I agree that there is some confusion, but I believe that confusion is
> unavoidable. In other words no matter what the verb, it will always be
> subject to interpretation both ways. The way I "break the tie" is
> simply to follow the convention used in networking. You read from a
> socket into your mutable buffer. You write to a socket from your const
> buffer. We could explore alternatives, but then there would be a lack
> of consistency. While I am usually not one to prioritize consistency
> over every other consideration, in this particular case it does make
> sense.
How about: `s.read_into(buf)`? That almost reads like English and makes
it clear(er). This can also be misinterpreted but may be slightly better

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