It's time to resume this blog - on what the ROOT team is up to; what happens at the C++ meetings; and a bit of behind-the-scenes of cling and ROOT.
We have started to develop towards ROOT 7 and its new interfaces. We will have bi-weekly meetings to discuss some of items relevant for our users - we'd love to have you involved as much as possible! If you are curious then please subscribe to the root7-discussion egroup.
Already now, before the first meeting, we have an interesting case: new interfaces should nicely interoperate with the standard library; as such we want them to have members called
On the other hand they are ROOT classes - and you are used to
And inconsistent interfaces are the worst.
Which of these options do you prefer, and why?
- Offer both
size(), one calling the other.
- If a class is called
GetSize(). Call the class
ROOT::whateverto signal that is follows the standard library coding conventions, i.e.
TWhatever::size()is just fine and not a problem.
I'm leaning towards the second option. Others prefer the first. And you?