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Subject: Re: [boost] [algorithm] Split that appends
From: Gary Powell (gwpowell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-04-14 17:14:37

Not seeing the docs but when in doubt refer to the code.


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> 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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