From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-22 14:19:43
Rob Stewart wrote:
> From: John Torjo <john.lists_at_[hidden]>
>>Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>John Torjo wrote:
>>>>// write XML
>>>>std::cout << formatob(vp,
>>>> containerfmt("<elem> % </elem><elem> % </elem>",
>>>And how do you know what to output if there's only one element?
>>Basically this is just a simper interface for the user.
>>The decorator will parse the string, which in the above case means:
>>- open: "<elem> "
>>- seq : " </elem><elem> "
>>- close: " </elem>"
> BTW, that parsing can be to simply replace "%" with \0 and
> tracking the pointers to the start of each piece. Thus, no
> copying is needed.
of course, I just showed it as an example. There are many ways to
implement it ;)
>>But to the human eye, it's much easier to understand:
>>"<elem> % </elem><elem> % </elem>"
>>"<elem> "," </elem><elem> "," </elem>"
> Agreed, but pipes ("|") are easier to grok:
> "<elem> | </elem><elem> | </elem>"
That's fine too.
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