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Subject: Re: [isocpp-lib-ext] std::colony name brainstorming
From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-02-12 00:22:07


On Fri, 12 Feb 2021 at 03:49, Nathan Myers via SG14
<sg14_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> A hive has cells, but the grubs and the honey in the
> cells come from inside the hive. From the outside, it's
> just a box. Except it's full of bees. A box of wholly
> interchangeable bees that don't live in the cells. If

Yes. It's just a box. Larvae and pupae live in the cells.

> Bees live in hives, ants and termites live in colonies.

No, sir. Bee colonies live in hives. Ant colonies live in anthills.
Termite colonies live in mounds. A hive is a container.

> "Hive" is just "colony" spelled differently. If "colony"
> is unsatisfactory, "hive" is almost as; albeit a little
> shorter, and with fewer unfortunate secondary associations.

With the correction above, hive is not an alternate spelling of colony,
and otherwise, you're describing a feature, not a bug.


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