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From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-19 10:33:50

I dont understand the char_type member typedef of the traits class. The
functions that use it all seeem to be free functions which could change from

template<class Ptree>
void read_xml(std::basic_istream<typename Ptree::char_type> &stream,
              Ptree &pt,
              int flags = 0);


template<class Ptree, class Char>
void read_xml(std::basic_istream<Char> &stream, Ptree &pt,int flags = 0);

without problems. That would remove one level of coupling wouldnt it?


Why are all ptree nodes the same type? Commonly a tree will have branch and leaf
nodes. In the debug example there are two branch nodes and 4 leaf nodes, which
means two empty lists . That is wasteful isnt it?


Is it necessary to make key a string. Could it not also be (say) an integer id?

Andy Little

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