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From: Andrew Koenig (ark_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-23 09:20:45

Peter> FWIW, after some days of thinking, I am now convinced that the
Peter> operator[] requirement for random access iterators is a
Peter> defect. Iterators don't need [], containers do.

Iterators don't need -> either, but experience was that users expected
all iterators to supply it because they were accustomed to using it
with pointers. The same argument applies to [].

Andrew Koenig, ark_at_[hidden],

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