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Subject: [boost] [string_ref] [utility] Add string_view?
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-05 08:34:29

Boost has shipped string_ref since 1.53. See

In the meantime, the C++ committee has shipped a final version, named
string_view, in the Library Fundamentals TS. See

In addition to the name change, the interface in the TS more closely mimics
the std::basic_string interface.

I'd really like to see the final TS basic_string_view added to Boost so I
can start using it now. Using basic_string_ref, and then later having to
rename all uses, is less attractive. I suspect others may feel the same way.

Because a Boost basic_string_view would be an implementation of a standard
library TS class, and because basic_string_ref is already in Boost, it
seems a min-review would be sufficient rather than a formal review. So what
I'm proposing here is to create a basic_string_view branch of the utility
repo, and start working on basic_string_view there. Once it is reasonably
compliant with the TS and Boost doc requirements we would hold a
mini-review and then merge the branch to develop, and once stable, to



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