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Subject: Re: [boost] [string_ref] type erasure to support arbitrary strings
From: Andreas Pokorny (andreas.pokorny_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-30 09:22:38


2013/1/30 Mathias Gaunard <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]>:
> In practice strings are always stored contiguously, whatever the string type
> (std::string, Qt or whatever).
> Making it work with arbitrary forward iterators would have a huge
> unnecessary overhead.

Well I expect that facility to be only used to give the callee access
to the string in the expected encoding.
Can the current proposal of string_ref capture QtStrings without copying?

> There might be a slight use case for chunked strings, but it's definitely
> not necessary to go the arbitrary forward iterator route.

Thought thats all those nice string algorithms need.


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