[webkit-dev] Using namespace std
Allan Sandfeld Jensen
kde at carewolf.com
Tue May 15 05:48:07 PDT 2012
I would like to bring up an issue in the style guide that I have run into and
find a little odd.
In my recent patch to compile WebKit using C++11 and GCC, I had to resolve a
name conflict between global and std namespace. To do this you have to avoid
expanding the full std namespace, that is avoiding the call 'using namespace
std'. Unfortunately it seems the WebKit style guide and style-checking script
requires that call instead of more precise and safe calls such as 'using
The bug in question is https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86465 and the
same problem has been encountered before in
The issue is not about these specific bugs though. First of all I do
understand the rationale behind the rule to always expand the full 'std'
namespace. To me it seems like an odd practice, so I would like to ask what
original rationale behind that style guideline is, and if it would be
acceptable to drop that rule?
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