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Subject: Re: [boost] Survey: What should an immutable byte sequence data structure be named?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-29 05:12:25

At Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:23:09 -0500,
David Bergman wrote:
> But is not a buffer (with its implicit assumption of being a "bunch
> of bytes"), since - according to DMB - it is an immutable finite
> sequence of "anything", i.e., the concept behind std::vector, albeit
> immutable, so immutable_vector.
> We should definitely separate these two concerns quite clearly and
> explain *exactly* what the purpose of that immutable finite sequence
> type is; is it intended *only* for use from text-handling
> "higher-level" notions? If so, why? And, where did that "sequence of
> *anything*" come from then?

You added it, I think. See the original question in the subject.

Dave Abrahams
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