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From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-13 12:16:25

On Monday 13 May 2002 12:52 pm, you wrote:
> > I hadn't realized that bind didn't unwrap ref()/cref() for its first
> > argument, and I'd really like to have this. (Hint, hint ;->)
> Two options: special-case (again) ref(x) in bind, or make ref(f)(x, y)
> invoke f(x, y), allowing ref() to be used with standard algorithms and
> stateful function objects, as I originally envisioned.
> What do you think? Will this break existing ref() uses?

I prefer the latter, because it is useful in many more applications (and also
makes signals usable with standard algorithms).

I can't think of any existing uses of ref() that would break, but the change
probably shouldn't go into 1.28.0 to be on the safe side.


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