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Subject: Re: [boost] [iterator] counting_iterator::reference shouldbevalue_type?
From: Arno Schödl (aschoedl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-06 10:50:52

> It's not "so bad," it's just an unnecessary limitation. If you really
> need a random access counting iterator, you'd be out of luck.

It seems to me that the standard should specify whether iterator::reference must outlive its iterator. Then the current counting_iterator is wrong. Or iterator::reference may die with its iterator, then reverse_iterator is wrong. If the C++ standard is quiet on this issue, maybe it should be clarified.

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