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Subject: Re: [boost] Heads up - string_ref landing
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-16 08:00:16

On 16/11/12 06:30, Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. wrote:

> How is this different from (say) contiguous_range< char > /
> contiguous_range< char const > ? I can imagine a contiguous_range<T> that
> wraps a pair of T*s, which would seem to be a simple generalization of your
> proposed string_ref.

It isn't.
The only difference is that string_ref provides an interface for
substring operations, similar to std::string but without returning
copies of the data, hence the string in the name.

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