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From: JOAQUIN LOPEZ MU?Z (joaquin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-29 14:33:16


If I'm understanding the Boost.PointerContainer docs,
ptr_begin(), ptr_end() etc. are provided so that
certain mutating std algorithms can be used on
pointer containers.
But wouldn't it be more convenient to provide
a memfun like

  ptr_iterator make_ptr_iterator(iterator);

for obtaining a ptr_iterator from a
regular iterator? This way, one could easily use
std algorithms not only with [ptr_begin(),ptr_end()),
but also with any other range (for instance,
those obtained from equal_range()). With this memfun,
the ptr_begin() familiy would be kind of redundant.

Just an idea...

Joaquín M López Muñoz
Telefónica, Investigación y Desarrollo

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