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Subject: Re: [boost] Checking interest in std::get for PODs
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-03 16:38:29

On 6/3/2016 4:01 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> Le 03/06/2016 à 14:40, Oswin Krause a écrit :
>> Hi,
>>> What are the practical benefits of being able to access PODS by index
>>> as opposed to using a tuple instead ?
>> names with a proper semantic are a huge plus compared to tuples. Such
>> a structure could be helpful in serializing simple data structures
>> automatically.
> I would add that threre are existing PODs types in any application. With
> this library you can have comparison, streaming, hash and any function
> working heterogeneous containers almost for free.
> There is something that I would like the library make easier: opt-in for
> a tuple-like access in addition to a flat_tuple-like access.

Okay, I can understand that. For new libraries if I wanted what
magic_get offered I would simply use tuples. But I do understand that
there are many people still happily using PODs in their code that want
what magic_get offers.

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