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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-18 15:27:37

Daryle Walker wrote:
>>That's completely STL-friendly: there are iterators. When using
>>STL-style algorithms, one must determine the applicable range.
>>For many uses, I'll grant that you'd want to skip the first
>>element, but that hardly constitutes being unfriendly to the STL.
> Making something like:
> std::copy( pieces.begin(), pieces.end(), destination );
> completely useless isn't unfriendly?


I can see this is something you feel strongly about. If change is what
you're after, you should send a Defect Report to comp.std.c++. This is
not an area where I think it makes sense for xpressive to differ from
TR1 regex. If the interface is changed for TR1, xpressive will follow suit.

Eric Niebler
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