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Subject: Re: [boost] [string] proposal
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-21 07:37:55

On 1/21/2011 7:07 PM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> Mostly I'm interested in seeing a string class that is:
> 1. Immutable. No if's or but's about it. I don't want a string to be
> modifiable. Period. You can create it, and once it's created, that's
> it.
> 2. Has real value semantics. This means, once you've copied it, that's
> really copied. No funky copy-on-write reference-counting mumbo-jumbo.

Uh, if the string is immutable, then two strings can transparently share
the same data. There is no "write" in "copy-on-write". That's the
definition of immutable. :-)

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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