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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-12 21:39:50

"Neal Becker" <ndbecker2_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> In iterator_facade.hpp:
> reference operator*() const
> Why the const?

So you could dereference const iterators

> I am writing function_input_iterator (again), using
> iterator_facade. The functor used as a generator may not be const - it
> might well have state. Therefore, dereference changes the state, and so
> isn't const.

Make'em mutable. Dereference is 'naturally' const operation. So special
cases should be marked as special.


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