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From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-30 09:51:21

On Friday 30 August 2002 10:32 am, Fernando Cacciola wrote:
> Why is it that much important for this particular library not to resort to
> the internal default string allocation.

Carlo has a great reason for that: he needs to run demangle_type from

> Whatever it is, is preventing the simpler interface:
> std:.string demangle_type(char const* input);
> which IMO is a lot much user-friendly.

I agree fully. Why not keep the user-friendly interface and add an overload
with an allocator parameter?

  template<typename Allocator>
  std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, Allocator>
  demangle_type(const std::type_info& type, const Allocator& allocator);

  // simpler non-template versions use the default allocator
  std::string demangle_type(const std::type_info& type);

  // also provide overloads where the first parameter is an std::string or
  // const char*


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