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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review: Boost.RangeEx
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-25 13:39:01

Giovanni Piero Deretta skrev:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:04 PM, Thorsten Ottosen
> <thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> What about something like
>> total = r | filter(f) | map(m) -> accumulate(zero, a);
> how would you make this work (leaving the framework extensible to new
> algorithm)? Maybe you meant ->*.
>> or
>> total = r | filter(f) | map(m) >> accumulate(zero, a);
> I sort of like the >> syntax (btw, I think that there are functional
> languages that use the same syntax for function chaining), but I do
> not see the necessity of distinguishing between '|' and '>>'. Just use
> one.

Well, since there is a semantical difference, and a large one, I'm
leaning towards that we should use two operators.

Especially is we will have both adaptor::transform and transform as an

>> ?
>> The is a problem when we just want to apply several algorithms:
>> boost::erase( cont, boost::unique( boost::sort(cont) ) );
> I woudn't put many inplace algorithm in the same expression nor
> encourage users to do it. The unique->erase idiom is common, on the
> other hand sort has little reason being in that expression.

Unique won't work properly if you don'e have a sorted sequence, AFAIR


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