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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-16 14:32:56

Pavol Droba wrote:
> On Sun, May 15, 2005 at 08:17:15PM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
>>"Thorsten Ottosen" <nesotto_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>| I'd like to leave it for the discussion. Right now it seems, that
>>>| most of the people that entered discussion prefer c-array view.
>>>| I would prefer c-string view, but I'm probably biased by the fact
>>>| that I'm the author of StringAlgo library.
>>> I prefer the string view too.
>>I just have one thing to say: vector<bool>.
> Pardon me, but somehow I cannot figure out the point here. Can you please
> explain the me the connection to vector<bool>

vector<bool> creates all kinds of problems because generic code can't
make assumptions about the behavior of vector<T>. vector<bool> is widely
regarded as a Bad Move. Dave is saying that treating char[] different
than, say, int[] is inviting the same sorts of problems. It will make it
difficult to deal with T[] in generic code.

I agree with Dave.

Eric Niebler
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