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Subject: Re: [boost] [iterators] Proof-of-concept for a sentinel iterator adapter
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-13 12:22:06


Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> joaquin_at_[hidden] skrev:
>> Beman Dawes escribió:
>>> Attached is proof-of-concept code for a sentinel iterator adapter.
>>> It turns a pointer to sentinel terminated sequence, such as a
>>> C-style string, into a forward iterator with a conforming end iterator.
>> Having Sentinel specified as a non-type template parameter greatly
>> reduces the category
>> of types this can work with. I'd replace it with some SentinelFactory
>> policy or something.
> That is not a bad idea, although it would really be good if
> the basic case can stay as optimaized as currently
> (having a static member). I guess having a static member is
> not an option for a general policy, thus giving us the usual
> iterator problem of double storage.

What about using a function object for testing for the sentinal
and using EBO to optimize it away if it is stateless?

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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