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From: MB (mb2act_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-30 10:31:30

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have been trimming boost.range to incorporate the changes we have been
> discussing some time ago.
> These changes will break many uses of the library. Inside boost this
> will affect
> Boost.foreach
> Boost.string algo
> Boost.iostreams (*)
> (*) I don't this will break
> The list of major changes is the follwing:
> 1. ADL hooks renamed boost_range_begin -> range_begin,
> boost_range_end -> range_end

Why was such short name accepted??
Even 'const_begin' that calls unqualified 'begin' breaks down Boost.MPL!!

> 2. ADL hook boost_range_size removed; boost::size(rng) now requires
> RandomAccessIterators to guarantee O(1) complexity.
> 3. range_result_iterator renamed range_iterator and range_iterator
> renamed mutable_iterator. The correct way to spell const_iterator<T> is
> now iterator<const T>.

range_result_iterator is alive? If so, it's nice. :-)

> 4. intrinsic string support removed. instead a header as_literal.hpp is
> previded with a small utility for use in string algorithms.

FWIW, I experienced "Range adaptor syntax" could make it prettier.


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