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Re: any_invocable name

From: Jason McKesson <jmckesson_at_[hidden]>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:26:38 -0400
On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:21 AM Bjorn Reese via Std-Proposals
<std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> This is not a bike-shedding mail per se, but an inquery into a bike-
> shedding.
> The P0288 any_invocable proposal [1] has cause some naming discussions,
> such as P2265, which is tracked at [2].
> There were originally two proposals, both of which called it
> unique_function, but some are strongly against that name. My question
> is, what are the arguments against the unique_function name?

The biggest is that the nominal similarity to `unique_ptr` strongly
suggests that it owns the function. Which it doesn't.

Of course, this is also a problem for `any_invocable` and `any`.

Received on 2021-03-19 08:26:51