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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-02 12:51:26

Jeff Garland <jeff_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I've been working on a little project where I've had to doing lots of string
> processing, so I decided to put together a string type that wraps up
> boost.regex and boost.string_algo into a string type. I also remember a
> discussion in the LWG about whether the various string algorithms should be
> built in or not -- well consider this a test -- personally I find it easier
> built into the string than as standalone functions.

I appreciate the convenience of such an interface, I really do, but
doesn't this design just compound the "fat interface" problems that
std::string already has?

Even Python's string, which has a *lot* built in, doesn't try to
handle the regex stuff directly.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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