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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc16] Can I quickly check if the below really is the best approach?
From: Nevin Liber (nevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-13 13:56:54

On 13 January 2016 at 12:25, Lee Clagett <forum_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The macro `STRING_VIEW` seems unnecessary because the `string_view`
> constructor taking a single NULL-terminated string is also
> `constexpr`.

While the templated constructor for basic_string_view is constexpr, this
constructor for string_view cannot be used in a constexpr context because
char_traits<char>::length isn't constexpr. :-( See LWG 2232

I've been told it works this way by design...

So yes, we do need the macro.

 Nevin ":-)" Liber  <mailto:nevin_at_[hidden] <nevin_at_[hidden]>>

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