Subject: Re: [boost] Heads up - string_ref landing
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-27 06:48:15
On 27 November 2012 03:03, Yanchenko Maxim <maximyanchenko_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 26.11.12, 20:54, "Daniel James" <dnljms_at_[hidden]>":
>> Shouldn't construction from an arbitrary range be explicit? Arbitrary
>> implicit conversions are problematic. To get implicit construction
>> from third party strings, I'd use some sort of explicit customisation
> Hi Daniel, I'm fully with you here. The construction of string_ref should be explicit (except maybe literals if we can detect them in compile time) as we're giving away pointers to something that is externally managed.
Sorry, I must have not been clear enough, since a few people seem to
have misunderstood me. I think that string_ref should be implicitly
convertible from appropriate strings, explicitly convertible from
other types. Implicit conversion from third party strings could be
supported by customisation.
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