Subject: Re: [boost] Survey: What should an immutable byte sequence data structure be named?
From: David Bergman (David.Bergman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-29 08:55:54
On Jan 29, 2011, at 5:12 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> 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.
Well, I did not add it to the discussion, since it was how Dean envisioned the particular immutable sequence he had in mind, which was the precursor (and context) to this new and fresh email thread :-) My mistake for trying to clarify the distinction in the wrong concrete thread. Sorry.