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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-12 03:23:02

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From: "joel de guzman" <djowel_at_[hidden]>

-owning random-access iterator? I don't, today. Somebody
> > probably does: it provides value beyond separated iterators and storage
> > ownership. Does it have to be in boost? Probably not. I showed how to
> > one together on top of a shared array with iterator adaptors in just a
> > lines of code. I think if we provide an easy way to build a solution
> > probably enough.
> Pardon my limited imagination but what does a smart-pointer-array-iterator
> provide that a separated container + iterator cannot provide? And why is
> the union a good thing? I might be missing something that was discussed
> already in this thread, but I cannot imagine incrementing a smart pointer
> which is the most basic operation of an iterator.

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