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Fun with C++ namespaces [sarcasm]

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Last update: 2008-10-28.

I usually tend to defend C++ but name lookup is probably one of the most complicated things in C++ to wrap your head around. Namespaces are supposed to make your life easier. They provide means to group certain things together, to avoid name clashes between two parts of your program that might have been developed independently. Since typing fully qualified names is tedious people like to use short cuts: using directives and using declarations. So far so good. How well does this work together with generic programming?

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October 22, 2008 at 5:21 pm