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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-22 09:08:13

Today is the last day of the review of the Named Parameters library by
David Abrahams and Daniel Wallin. Let's hear some more comments! The
original announcement follows:

The Named Parameters library provides a framework for writing functions
that can accept arguments by name or by position. The use of named
parameters can improve the readability of calls to these functions,
especially when the functions have many parameters with default values.
The Named Parameters library allows one to write a new_window function
that allows a call such as:

         window* w = new_window("alert2", movable = true);

The library is available in the Boost sandbox here:


And in the files area (login required):

Reviewers may wish to compare this solution to the named parameters
already used by the Boost Graph Library, documented here:

Please send your reviews either to the Boost list or to me personally.
The former is preferred, because it allows the community to consider
your review as well. When writing your review, you may wish to consider
the following questions (from

        - What is your evaluation of the design?
        - What is your evaluation of the implementation?
        - What is your evaluation of the documentation?
        - What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
        - Did you try to use the library?  With what compiler?  Did you have
any problems?
        - How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
reading? In-depth study?
        - Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

As always, please remember to clearly state whether you believe the
library should be accepted into Boost.

        Thank you
        Doug Gregor
        Review Manager, Named Parameters library

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