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Subject: [boost] [range] Interest in range_call function?
From: Arthur Rosenstein (artros.misc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-09-09 13:04:50


I'm checking to see if there's interest in a range_call function that
makes calling iterator-based algorithms with ranges a little less
painful. Simply put, range_call takes a function and an argument list
and forwards the arguments to the function while expanding ranges into
begin/end iterator pairs. For example:

    range_call(std::sort, vec, std::greater<int>());

It can also transform the result a la Boost.Range:

            range_call<return_begin_end>(std::sort, vec)
        std::ostream_iterator<int>(std::cout, " ")

Obviously, Boost.Range provides a cleaner interface for most standard
algorithms. range_call, however, works with arbitrary functions and has
a smaller surface area.

Is there any interest in this (possibly as part of Boost.Range)?


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