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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-06-12 21:22:05

on 6/12/02 11:18 AM, Jeremy Siek at jsiek_at_[hidden] wrote:

> It sounds like you would like to see a class that has both iterators and
> arithmetic operators. I am open to adding iterators (Howard Hinnant also
> made this suggestions), however I have reservations. As I posted
> previously, I think iterators over bits are a bad idea because they are
> inherently slow. If the user wants to iterate, then vector<char> is a
> better choice.

But sometimes you want a class with bit-packing _and_ iteration. When I was
trying out my bitint types, I wished that a simple (i.e. no-check) iterator
existed so I could have a easier time combining bit-sequences.

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT mac DOT com

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