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Re: PARROT QUESTIONS: Use the source, Luke

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Damien Neil
July 15, 2002 15:29
Re: PARROT QUESTIONS: Use the source, Luke
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On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 12:34:52AM -0400, Melvin Smith wrote:
> >The last four are reserved by various C and C++ standards.
> I always hear this, but in real life it is never much of a problem. 
> Especially
> with a namespace like [Parrot]

It is a good idea to avoid using the reserved identifier space, not
only because it avoids conflicts with vendor libraries, but for
documentation purposes.  The leading underscore means "system internal,
do not touch"; blurring this meaning doesn't help.

It's also unnecessary.  It isn't like there aren't perfectly good
alternatives--what's wrong with "Parrot__"?

                      - Damien

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