Subject: Re: [boost] [string_ref] Feature requests
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-30 10:37:39
On 30/12/12 13:11, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Mathias Gaunard
> <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 29/12/12 15:33, Daniel James wrote:
>>> Easy conversion to std::basic_string. There's a C++11 explicit string
>>> operator, but that isn't much good for portable code. Something like a
>>> 'string' or 'to_string' member would do the trick.
>> Why not make string_ref implicitly convertible when in C++03?
> And why not do the same in C++11?
Because that's not what the specification says.
I suppose the reason is that a conversion to string is costly, and that
you usually want to avoid it.
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