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From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmutkaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-24 11:27:45

The following message seems to be written at an 'untime', because nobody
responded, especially nobody of the maintainers. Nevertheless IMHO this
question is worth thinking about to find a resolution.

> Hi all,
> I have a problem while using the iterator_adaptor templates
> in conjunction with a istreambuf_iterator<char> (an
> input_iterator type). The problem shows up, because the
> istreambuf_iterator<char>::operator*()
> implementation of the STL I'm using returns a value_type
> (char), but the dereference policy member expects to return
> it a reference.
> It seems, that there should be a similar return type deduction for the
> iterator_adaptor<>::operator*() function as already
> implemented for the
> iterator_adaptor<>::operator->() function.

Regards Hartmut

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