From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-03 16:40:29
"Douglas Paul Gregor" <gregod_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, Howard Hinnant wrote:
> > On Dec 3, 2003, at 10:27 AM, Douglas Paul Gregor wrote:
> > > Arrays don't play nice with the standard library,
> > Could you give an example or two on this? I always thought that a
> > strength of the std::lib was that it /did/ play nice with built-in
> > arrays. And I don't want to miss your point.
> Well, arrays are just not _objects_ like all of the STL containers. They
> don't have begin()/end() to get iterators, they don't have a size() member
> function, or a value_type typedef, and can't be copied around like objects
apart from the copy business, the other stuff will be part of Collection
Traits (that's the newest name for container traits).
FWIW, I hate arrays too :-)
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