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From: Felipe Magno de Almeida (felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-05 12:27:26

.On Dec 5, 2007 2:04 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I've been reading the posts on this subject with interest. I don't have
> strong position myself. I do believe that some extra effort and/or
> risk is justified to get best performance. I'm leaving for you guys
> to do battle over the various alternatives. I strongly believe
> in const correctness and believe that things are "const" for a reason
> so I'm not enamored with a const_cast of any kind. I would
> much prefer a "guarenteed correct" solution if its close to best
> efficiency.
> Hence I like the current suggestion. But does't it presume
> that s.begin() points to a real array which would be an implemenation
> feature?. That is, do I know that a standard conforming string
> is actually an array of adjacent characters?

For C++03 it isn't guaranteed, AFAIK. But the new standard will enforce this.
Just as std::vector is guaranteed to be contiguous.
So I would say it is ok to expect this from an implementation at this point.

> Robert Ramey


Felipe Magno de Almeida

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