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Re: RFC:Updated VEC API

On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 19:42 +0100, Nathan Sidwell wrote:
> Hi,
> I promised to fix up the vector api, and there's a design decision
> which needs to be made (incidentally, if we were in C++ land, we wouldn't
> have to chose, as the right thing just happens).

> Option1 is more easy to implement. Option2 requires a little nested
> structure jiggery pokery to retain type safety.

I like option 2 from a writer perspective, but i don't know how much of
a pain in the ass it is for you.

> So which has the more annoying downside, or alternatively, the more
> satisfactory upside?

> Another option, is whether the type and allocation parameters of the
> API calls are themselves parenthesized into a single macro argument,
> as in
> 	VEC_append ((tree,gc),v,t)
> Would this be a suitable visual aid to make those stand out as
> 'not expressions'? (In C++ land, you'd write it as
> 'VEC_append<tree,gc> (v,t)', if you really wanted a template-id-expr.
> Mostly you'd just let template deduction DTRT and have a plain
> 'VEC_append (v,t)'

This is  just the push we need to move to C++.

> )
> comments?
> nathan

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