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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-06 16:51:07

Pavol Droba <droba_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 02:43:20PM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
> [snip]
>> > What would be the advantage? User can write
>> >
>> > iterator_range res=regex_maxch(...);
>> Doesn't the match object get destroyed here, thereby invalidating the
>> iterators?
> Not really as far as I know. Iterators are bound to the collection that is being searched,
> not to the match itself. Therfore, they validity should not be bound the lifetime
> of them match. They will be copied to the iterarator_range.

The match object *is* the collection (of submatches) being searched.

Dave Abrahams
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