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Subject: Re: [boost] [algorithm] Review Request: edit_distance
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-28 22:08:27

On Jan 28, 2014, at 6:11 PM, Erik Erlandson <eje_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>>> Documentation:
>> I realize that your documentation is for an algorithm, and not a library, but
>> you would do well to give use cases to which it applies and even flesh out
>> one of them in a tutorial.
> Both of those seem like good ideas. I've had an idea for a tutorial in the back of my mind, where I would write a rudimentary unix-diff style program.
> That reminds me of a question. One angle I thought would be fun is if I could use a range (or iterator) that iterates directly over lines in a text file (analogous to how you can say "for line in File" in python). Mostly just to show that you can use any exotic kind of range you want to. I don't know if such an iterator exists, or if it is forward and not just single-pass. It seems like something somebody would have already written, but my googling hasn't turned one up.

Eric Niebler had a blog post about this just a few months ago.

— Marshall

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