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Re: C++ nested classes, namespaces, structs, and compound statements

On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 05:08:00PM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz <> writes:
> > As much of a pain as they are, I recommend a CVS branch for this.  Then
> > we can see how it comes together with some history and a little less
> > destabilization.  We still need to know where we're going first, of
> > course.
> So you're suggesting that we do all the work first on a branch, and
> then once we've got that the way we want, we merge it piece-wise into
> the trunk?

Probably wisest.

> > >   a) The symbol table stores names either way: with an explicit
> > >      namespace tree, or with qualified names sitting directly in the
> > >      symbol table.  (When I say "namespace", please understand that to
> > >      also include classes, etc.)  Any given symbol is stored only one
> > >      way or the other, but any given symbol table can hold a mix of
> > >      symbols in each form.  Symbols stored in the explicit tree would
> > >      have a `fully_qualified_name' field, so symtab clients expecting
> > >      to see fully qualified names would still get them.
> > 
> > OK so far... we might want to take the path of least resistence, leave
> > the name fully qualified, and add an unqualified_name.
> Sure.

I think this is the way to go, then.

> > I like it.  Who wants to start? :)  We probably want to start with
> > interfaces, and then see where we need to go from there.
> If I write up a concrete proposal for this, I think my keepers will
> let me spend time on it.  Sure, let's draft some interfaces.


Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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