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Subject: [ggl] Naming template parameters
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz)
Date: 2009-05-03 11:47:49

Barend Gehrels wrote:
>> I've applied some refactoring to ggl/geometries/* and for instance, for
>> polygon class, I decided to use _type postifx for typedef declarations.
>> I'm not sure about it, however.
>> I thought it makes sense to distinct class name of alias name,
>> especially name of public alias. Also, std library uses _type
>> postfix for aliases exposed as public interface of a class.
>> For example, I changed "B" alias this way: [snipped]
> OK for me. Now that "B" is to go there has to be a new convention. I used
> "box" in a few cases but agree that "box_type" sounds better.


> Often these things can be made private as well, it are most of the time
> shortcuts for templated longer names.

Yes, but changing access may be too serious and I'm not confident where
it is OK where not. Don't want to break anything.

> MPL has strict rules as "type", "value" and "apply", there are also other
> conventions as "value_type", so these must stay as they are.

Yes, this is clear.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,

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