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Subject: Re: [boost] AlRangeExandrescu?
From: Andrei Alexandrescu (andrei_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-25 19:09:30

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> Andrei Alexandrescu skrev:
>> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>>> Andrei Alexandrescu skrev:
>>>>>> Surprisingly, until() also works on input ranges! It works because
>>>>>> it finds the element lazily - it returns a range that tests for
>>>>>> termination condition in its .empty() test. So until() returns a
>>>>>> range that iterates the original passed-in range until the sought
>>>>>> element is found, at which time until() reports termination.
>>> Is until lazy for all types of ranges? Being lazy is often good, but
>>> it's so nice to compose a lazy range with other types of ranges.
> A "not" slipped here.
>> Yes, until is lazy. I think it couldn't be implemented any other way
>> for input ranges.
> Ok, but the problem with lazy ranges is that when you compose it with
> range adaptors, then it greatly limits the adaptors that you can
> subsequently apply.

Why is that the case?


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