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should "using namespace std" be used?

Is it best to include the code "using namespace std;" in the source or
should each keyword in the std namespace be qualified by the namespace tag,
such as

std::cout << "using std namespace" << std::endl;

Myself I am not sure which I prefer, it is certainly easier to specify that
the std namespace is being used instead of tagging each member of the

Jun 21 '06
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There is still the risk that new names are introduced in namespace
std in
the new standard conflicting with a heavily used name in your

I consider this risk however to be fairly small since new names will
likely be mostly introduced through new header files thus not
existing code.

Right now new features are being added to existing headers in the
draft for the next standard. New features in their own headers, like
type_traits, are likely to be used by other parts of the standard
library, thus included indirectly.

I consider the risk to be fairly LARGE.
Bo Persson
Jun 24 '06 #31

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