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Subject: Re: [boost] [algorithm] Split that appends
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-04-14 16:42:44

On 4/14/2014 9:18 AM, Sebastian Karlsson wrote:
> First of all I think it's a bit unintuitive that boost::algorithm::split
> swaps with target, I would've assumed it appended. The fact that it in
> effect clears target makes it cumbersome to incrementally split into a
> destination, as you need a new temporary for every call to split, and then
> explicitly transfer everything over to your final destination. The docs do
> mention the behavior as a note ( which I presume is precisely because it's
> a bit unintuitive ). My question then naturally becomes why does split
> behave like this?

Where is boost::algorithm::split documented ?

> As changing the behavior would be a breaking change, do you think it would
> be unreasonable to have a split_append?

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