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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review:Algorithms] Order of args to clamp
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-26 13:53:45

On Sep 26, 2011, at 10:44 AM, Olaf van der Spek wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Marshall Clow <mclow.lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> clamp_range
> Isn't it silly to define a transform range variant of every function
> that could be used to transform something?

is it?
I'm asking for opinions here.

When I pointed out (earlier) that clamp_range could be done with a single call to std::transform, I got:

Someone else wrote:
> I wrote:

>> It seems to me that a clamp_range is just:
>> std::transform ( begin, end, out, clamp ( _1, lo, hi ))
>> is that what you meant?
> Sorry... this got lost in the thread. That looks like the right
> implementation, but it might be nice to provide an interface for it:
> template<typename Iter, typename T>
> void clamp_range(Iter first, Iter last, cont T& high, const T& low)
> template<typename T>
> void clamp_range(initialize_list<T> list, const T& high, const T& low);

There's a nearly infinite number of small algorithms that we _could_ write, but how
to decide which ones are worth doing (and which ones should be done first) is a matter of opinion.

-- Marshall

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