Thoughts about using namespace std?
Someone who is pro-"using namespace std" said this:
Does anyone have any thoughts as to how I might convince them that
Code is much more readable if the namespace is not specified with each call but simply specified at the beginning of the file. As you mentioned, there is a benefit to specifying the namespace with each use. However, the cost is higher than the benefit.
is better than
using namespace std;
cout << x;
I guess I shouldn't say that they are pro-"using namespace std". They're just in favour of making code as readable as possible.