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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-11 18:09:51

Douglas Gregor wrote:


> The "contains" member is there precisely because I knew about the
> cases where we want to check containment but don't want to use
> operator==.

I must be missing something. The "contains" member is there? Where? I don't
see "contains" in the source, in the docs, and my compiler doesn't see it,
either (it has much better vision).

> I guess the above will either convince you that:
> 1) operator== is sufficiently limited so that it is safe to use,
> because bad uses end up with compiler errors.
> 2) operator== is still a terrible way to represent check the
> containment relationship, and turns into a bloody mess of
> requirements.

I don't view these two options as mutually exclusive. ;-)

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