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Subject: Re: [boost] [variant] Please vote for behavior
From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-28 22:18:29

On 01/28/13 16:12, Joel de Guzman wrote:
> On 1/29/13 5:58 AM, Gottlob Frege wrote:
>>>> How do I know if is it singular valued?
>>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >How do you know if an iterator is singular valued? You can't. Same
>>> here.
>>> >
>>> >
>> it == container.end()?
>> Or am I confused?
> Nope. A singular valued iterator may not be compared. A singular
> valued iterator is not associated with any sequence. E.g default
> constructed iterator pointing to nowhere.
> Regards,
Why impose the same limitation on recursive_wrapper<T>. Just because
the current variant visitor requires the recursive_wrapper<T> to be
dereferenced doesn't mean that's the best practice. Why not, as
suggested previously, the visitor protocol allow:


and, for that matter have get<T> return a recursive_wrapper<T>&
or recursive_wrapper<T>const&.
The current variant doesn't do that for, I guess, convenience reasons;
however, as evidenced by the current *long* discussion, that convenience
is illusory, IMHO.

Such a proposal was made previously here:

but, for some reason, didn't have any responses.

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