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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-06 19:33:56

"Eric Niebler" <eric_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Pavol Droba <droba_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 02:43:20PM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
>>>>> What would be the advantage? User can write iterator_range
>>>>> res=regex_maxch(...);
>>>>Doesn't the match object get destroyed here, thereby invalidating the
>>>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.
> A sub-match is just a glorified pair of iterators. The iterators refer
> to the sequence being searched, which has a lifetime independent of
> the match object. There is no risk of iterator invalidation here.

I'm not worried about submatch's iterators over the original input
sequence, but about the match_results's iterators over submatches.

Dave Abrahams
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