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Subject: Re: [boost] Heads up - string_ref landing
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-16 08:04:05

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Mathias Gaunard
<mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

That'd be better as a non-member function, wouldn't it?


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