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From: Thorsten Ottosen (tottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-02 07:25:03

Pavol Droba wrote:

> What you have shown is just a simple example of currying and there are at least
> two facilities in Boost that provide such a functionality. Namely Boost.Bind and
> Boost.Lambda.
> You can write something like this:
> std::find_if(
> vec.begin(),
> vec.end(),
> boost::bind<bool>(boost::istarts_with<std::string, std::string>, _1, "bc", std::locale()));
> It is not as nice as your example, but it works.
> I'm little bit reluctant to add something like this directly to the library.
> There are already quite a lot of variants of algorithms. Adding some more
> could be quite confusing. I would prefere to add some realy new functionality.

Isn't this a good example of why we actually need the functionality in
the library? I can't imagine very many people that would get the above
right in the first 5-10 tries.


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