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Subject: Re: [boost] [foreach][assign] Does foreach work with assign::list_of?
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-14 04:16:08

On 14/06/2011 06:55, Eric Niebler wrote:

>> Or BOOST_FOREACH could be changed to work differently.
> Sure. Just tell me how else to detect const rvalues in standard C++98.

Implementation of BOOST_FOREACH seems, large, quirky, and to contain
quite a few limitations.

With Boost.Typeof or decltype, I can write a robust implementation in a
couple of lines that is also likely to yield better code.

With compilers evolving, we could make the implementation of
BOOST_FOREACH evolve too.

It would also be nice to strip extra parentheses on compilers that are
capable of it, add BOOST_FOREACH_AUTO variants, and be able to leverage
native foreach-support where available.

I've already had a variant of BOOST_FOREACH that does that in my code
for years.
Legacy compatibility is nice, but a tool that allows to make the best of
ranges on today's compilers is very important too.

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