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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc 2013] Approximate string matching
From: Jeff Flinn (Jeffrey.Flinn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-29 10:35:14

On 4/28/2013 9:07 PM, Erik Erlandson wrote:
> ----- 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.

The Introduction of Boost String Algorithms Library states:

Important note: In this documentation we use term string to designate a
sequence of characters stored in an arbitrary container. A string is not
restricted to std::basic_string and character does not have to be char
or wchar_t, although these are most common candidates. Consult the
design chapter to see precise specification of supported string types.


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