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From: Rozental, Gennadiy (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-03 13:05:42

> Hi,
> after having to output std::vector to stream again and again
> using custom
> solution, I started to wonder why we don't have a solution in boost.
> Does it makes sense to include operators<< for vectors, sets, etc?
> I was thinking about
> <boost/io/vector.hpp>
> <boost/io/set.hpp>
> and so on. There are basically two approaches:
> 1. Operators use fixed format: bracked list with commas
> between values for
> vector, for example.
> 2. Manipulators are provided to set brackets and separators.
> I had implemented the second approach some time ago, but it
> turned out that
> was overkill. So, 1) looks better now.
> Thoughts?

I do not see a way how you could implement solution with better
flexibility/conciseness ratio than copy+ostream_iterator one.


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