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Subject: Re: [boost] Iterator Range and operator==
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-21 10:07:35

on Sat Apr 21 2012, Olaf van der Spek <> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> It is current behaviour. But is it expected behaviour?
>> Yes.
> Based on what? Knowledge of this issue?

Yes. The range library originally treated char* as null-terminated, and there
was an outcry.

>> Until the language gives us a way to distinguish string literals
>> from other arbitrary arrays of char, it's the best we can do.  The
>> alternative is to have generic code suddenly stop working when T==char.
> What about requiring the use of as_array or as_literal in all cases?

You mean, so that raw built-in arrays would cease to be ranges at all?
I guess that's a possiblity. Nobody thought about that, IIRC.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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