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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc 2013] Approximate string matching
From: Erik Erlandson (eje_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-28 21:07:10

----- Original Message -----
> On Apr 17, 2013, at 10:40 AM, Jan Strnad <hanny.strnad_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > So, to sum it up:
> > I would like to implement following approximate distance functions as an
> > extension of Boost String Algorithm library:

I have been wondering if these distance functions should be specifically part of string algorithms, or more general algorithms.

For example, edit distance is really a function on any two sequences, not just sequences of characters. Rather like std::sort() is an algorithm that can be applied to a sequence of any kind of object.

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