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jschell23-Jan-22 8:54
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There is a difference between overusing a language feature and refusing to use it ever.

honey the codewitch wrote:
I am a stickler about namespace polution


Myself I like to consider the maintenance cost of the code that I write. Maintenance costs will always be at least two times the initial cost and often will go to 10 times. And 100 times are not unheard of.

So how I write the code now leads to my consideration of what form the code should take. The form suggested by the other response seems much more maintainable.

Hard to say what your original code looked like and presuming that you mean "namespace" in the general sense rather than the C++ key word, then limiting the scope of the macro to the file itself means there would be no namespace pollution. It is not necessary to put everything in headers - it is just a convention.

But if you put the macro in a header you could even unit test it.
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