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From: Matthew Austern (austern_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-21 13:57:49

scleary_at_[hidden] wrote:

> Actually, I don't see "pointer" and "reference" actually *required*
> anywhere. They're provided by all the Standard iterators, but in 24.3.1/1 I
> only see the other three types (difference, value, and category) as
> required. I wonder if this was the intention of the Standard or an
> accidental omission?

The latter. (I'm the one who accidentally omitted it.) Actually,
the whole business of iterator_traits<> and the iterator requirements
table is a bit of a mess. I don't think it's very clear that
iterator_traits is part of the requirements.

If you'd like to submit a LWG issue for the pointer and reference
typedefs, I'll add it to the issues list. Please let me know if
you'd like any more information about proper formatting for an


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