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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Algorithm design question
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-06 13:44:03

On 10/6/2011 8:51 AM, Marshall Clow wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2011, at 8:30 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Thu Oct 06 2011, lcaminiti <> wrote:
>>> I think what I am trying to ask is: Does anyone know why std::find does not
>>> use use iterator_traits::value?
>> IIUC it was an oversight, and IIRC Stepanov's later work (EOP) does
>> restrict the type of "value".
> I could be misremembering, but didn't iterator_traits come after the first release of the STL?

Marshall, I don't see how it could. Without iterator_traits, raw
pointers couldn't be valid iterators, and that was an important part of
Stepanov's vision.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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