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From: Rozental, Gennadiy (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-03 15:49:27

> I find this remarkably analogous to the operator const charT* issue
> with early basic_string. We needed that operator for better
> compatibility with legacy code using null-terminated char arrays, and
> writing s.c_str() all over the place doesn't read as nice.
> But in the
> end, the implicit conversion to const charT* was deemed too
> error prone
> for basic_string.

I would like to second this opinion. I do not see a big of a deal in
enforcing get() for direct access. It may make transition to SP slightly
more difficult. But the advantages IMO prevail.


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