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From: Rainer Deyke (root_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-18 16:03:26

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilka" <wilka_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: [boost] Most needed/desired features in C++

> Or how about allowing
> std::vector< ...complex sub-types, ... > v;
> for( v::const_iterator it = v.begin(); it != v.end() ++it)
> When I'm explaining this to people new to C++, they often get
> by they need some_type::iterator instead of the_value::iterator. And
> can't think of a good reason that it needs to be this way (but I'm
> probably missing something)

I would probably use '.' for symmetry:

  type::type x;
  value.type y;

But I can't think of a single good reason for having separate '::' and
'.' operators in the first place.

Rainer Deyke | root_at_[hidden] |

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