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Subject: Re: [boost] [string_ref] [utility] Add string_view?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-07 07:18:37

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Beman Dawes
> Sent: 05 July 2015 13:34
> To: Boost Developers List
> Subject: [boost] [string_ref] [utility] Add string_view?
> 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.
> 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
> and start working on basic_string_view there. Once it is reasonably compliant with the TS and
> doc requirements we would hold a mini-review and then merge the branch to develop, and once
> stable, to release.

"No standardization without implementation - or we'll throw more stuff in Boston harbour!"

Go for it.


Paul A. Bristow
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