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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-11 22:18:07

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I'm getting ready to fix the issues we've discussed with postfix ++
> (and by extension, --) in iterator_facade. Basically, the current
> implementation works for forward iterators but not for some input
> iterators:
> {
> self x = *this;
> ++*this; // <== here
> return x;
> }
> The problem is that for many input iterators, all copies reference the
> same element. The marked line increments the iterator, which causes
> the current element of the sequence to be skipped, so
> *a++
> yields the /next/ element. To fix that, a++ needs to return a proxy
> type.

Fixed now in CVS, along with new tests.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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