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From: Sebastian Redl (sebastian.redl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-23 18:26:57

Shunsuke Sogame wrote:
> FWIW, it seems the new Concept Check library is under construction (cvs
> head).
Hmm ... if it's scheduled for 1.35 then I'd better take a look.
> Can't forward it to 'std::advance'?
> Can't forward it to 'std::distance'?
Good point. Possibly the std versions have some special knowledge about
some iterators, too.
> Can give the difference_type to 'detail::distance' by using
> boost::type or explicit template parameter, which makes the code cute?
I could, but does it actually make the code shorter or more readable? It
doesn't seem like it to me.
> IMHO, std::advance is conceptually redundant.
How so? It's a useful utility for advancing non-random-access iterators
more than one step quickly.
> First <boost/next_prior.hpp> should be patched with your implementation
> if possible?
I'm not sure about that. Since they are utilities specifically for the
new iterator concepts, I think they should go into the iterator library.
> Also, I think this 'distance' might be contributed to Boost.Range,
> which has really 'boost::distance'(cvs head).
> The current implementation just forwards it to 'std::distance'.
Sounds good.

New version coming up once I've got me a Boost CVS and checked out the
new concepts.


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