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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-09 19:08:00

"Brock Peabody" <brock.peabody_at_[hidden]> wrote in message

> >
> > I don't think it would be setting a precedent. I see this as filling a
> > hole in the language. Other languages have foreach looping constructs,
> > and C++ is often criticised for the lack of one. Many new C++
> > programmers ask for foreach (See the "D vs. C++" and "anonymous blocks"
> > threads on c.l.c++.m, for example). Nobody asks for a "transform"
> > keyword -- it's not an important enough concept.

I totally agree. A long time ago I found myself using a macro just to avoid
for loops repetitiveness, but turned it
down again because it wasn't good enough. Now if some potent version can
become part of boost, I would definitely
use it.

I do think it should be called FOR_EACH because it's more like a new
keyword. I can't imagine that will clash with anything.

> One thing I use a lot is a "for_each" that takes a container rather than
> iterators. It's a lot easier to write:
> for_each(make_a_list(), f);
> Than
> const std::vector<int> l = make_a_list();
> std::for_each(l.begin(), l.end(), f);
> I thought there was a thread a while back about container (or even range)
> based algorithms vs the stl iterator based algorithms.

oh yes :-) look in the sandbox in sequence_algo.



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