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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review:Algorithms] - Review by Neil Groves
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-18 11:10:13

On Oct 18, 2011, at 5:30 AM, Stewart, Robert wrote:

> Marshall Clow wrote:
>> How about this:
> You can be more succinct:

I'm not really sure that being succinct is a goal.

>> [heading Complexity]
>> All of the variants of `all_of` and `all_of_equal` run in
>> ['O(N)] (linear) time; that is, they compare against each
>> element in the list once. If any of the comparisons fail, the
>> algorithm will terminate immediately, without examining the
>> remaining members of the sequence.
> All variants of `all_of` and `all_of_equal` have ['O(N)] (linear) complexity. If an element fails the comparison, the algorithms return immediately. Otherwise, all elements in the input sequence are compared exactly once.

I like it!

>> [heading Exception Safety]
>> All of the variants of `all_of` and `all_of_equal` take their
>> parameters by value or const reference, and do not depend upon
>> any global state. Therefore, all the routines in this file
>> provide the strong exception guarantee.
> All variants of `all_of` and `all_of_equal` provide the strong exception guarantee.

If I could explain why - instead of just asserting it - I think it would be better.
Dave has pointed out that my explanation here is incorrect.

>> [heading Notes]
>> * `all_of` and `all_of_equal` both return true for empty
>> ranges, no matter what is passed to test against. When there
>> are no items in the sequence to test, they all satisfy the
>> condition to be tested against.
> [heading Empty Ranges]
> All variants of `all_of` and `all_of_equal` always return true for empty ranges.

This is a case where a bit of rationale adds to the explanation, I think.

-- Marshall

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