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Subject: Re: [boost] [array] change proposal for the c_array() function
From: Niels Dekker - mail address until 2010-10-10 (niels_address_until_2010-10-10_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-15 05:57:58

>> No need to change the original implementation of array::c_array()!
>> Your change of its return type should be sufficient:
>> T (&c_array())[N] { return elems; }

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> Why not simply accessing elems directly? It's public.

It looks like it's indeed okay to access boost::array::elems directly.
But tr1::array::elems is marked as "Exposition only". Other TR1
implementations have indeed named their tr1::array data member differently.

Unfortunately c_array() is also specific to Boost. So I've proposed to
add this member function to std::array as well (LWG issue #930),
returning a reference to the array. (Including overloads for const and
rvalue arrays.)

   Kind regards, Niels

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