Subject: Re: [boost] [variant] Please vote for behavior
From: Giovanni Piero Deretta (gpderetta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-29 06:12:28
On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Rob Stewart <robertstewart_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2013, at 5:12 PM, Joel de Guzman <djowel_at_[hidden]> 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
> >>> >
> >> 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.
> Singular iterators are default constructed instances that represent a
> universal end iterator.
This is only true for some iterators. Generally, comparing to default
constructed iterators is UB; for example comparing to default initialized
pointers. It is generally not possible to discover a singular iterator.
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