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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Creasing (Sequence Properties)
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-27 16:43:29

Joachim Faulhaber wrote:
> 'is_sorted' is an important predicate. But it lives as an invariant
> to be maintained rather than a function to computed. So we have
> happily coded all kinds of sorted things without explicitly using
> and not necessarily needing it.
> My question: Other than inside BOOST_ASSERTS, where do we really
> need is_sorted in production code. Are there convincing use cases?

That's an excellent question. I, too, foresaw its usefulness in assertions. I can imagine those doing DBC would like it, too. However, I can imagine examining file, network, or user input to ensure the data fits some ordering criteria, too.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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