[phobos] phobos commit, revision 1919

Andrei Alexandrescu andrei at erdani.com
Fri Aug 27 11:42:54 PDT 2010

On 8/27/10 11:26 PDT, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> On Friday, August 27, 2010 11:05:46 SHOO wrote:
>> (2010/08/28 2:25), Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>> I agree that AutoStart should be a module-level enum.
>>> Andrei
>> AutoStart is a value only for StopWatch.
>> I think that naturally it should belong to StopWatch.
>> You can evade it in autoStart about the long-windedness.
>> Is there any strong reason?
> While I do agree that it might be nice to associate it more directly with
> StopWatch, putting it in the module should be clear enough. We already have it
> so that everything in a module has private access to the classes and structs
> within it, so modules are already somewhat coupled by their very nature. It
> really doesn't cost anything to stick it directly in the module, much as it
> would be ideal to have it directly associated with the struct. But then again, I
> never thought that just taking a bool was a problem. I understand why Andrei
> wants that sort of thing as an enum, and that's fine with me, but I don't really
> find it to be all that much better, personally. Regardless, we don't want them
> getting too verbose.

I think I mentioned this - the Timer class we use at work has startup 
dictated by true/false. Most of the code I'm reviewing uses:

     Timer timer;

thus wasting a vertical line (precious) over the simpler but confusing:

     Timer timer(true);

Another example from real code:

     serialize(output, data, true, true);

The first true means use Base64 encoding. The second means use compression.


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