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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-04 11:39:32

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>> I guess the design could havebeen that way; but we don't say
>> container< const T >::iterator to get container<T>::const_iterator.
> Isn't range_iterator<R>::type the iterator type of the range R?

Yes, in a world where iterator and const_iterator are distinguished.

> Isn't it the return type of r.begin(), where r is of type R (in the
> typical container case)?

Not when R is const. In that case you get the const_iterator type.
Unless you live in the world I'm proposing, in which case the iterator
type of C const is C's const_iterator type.

> Doesn't r.begin() return R::const_iterator when R is const?


Dave Abrahams
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