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From: Howard Hinnant (hinnant_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-05 17:09:46

Mark Rodgers wrote on 3/5/01 2:43 AM
>Another problem with the SGI version is that they only support
>forward iterators, and thus don't conform to the associative
>container requirements (23.1.2 para 6). It would be nicer if
>any hash container were to be a conformant associative container
>and support bi-directional iterators, at least as an option.

I have trouble understanding the value of iterating through an unordered
sequence in reverse order. Could you give examples of when this
functionality would be useful with a hash container?


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