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Subject: Re: [boost] Variadic append for std::string
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-29 03:54:23

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 1:19 AM, Yakov Galka <ybungalobill_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 4:47 PM, Olaf van der Spek <ml_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> One frequently needs to append stuff to strings, but the standard way
>> (s += "A" + "B" + to_string(42)) isn't optimal due to temporaries.
> Can't we already write it through (((s += "A") += "B") += to_string(42))?
> This is the time I think that assignment operators, other than =, should
> have had left associativitiy... pity they don't.

We can, but it's ugly and I'd like to avoid the explicit to_string. It
also wouldn't allow the two-pass optimization to calculate the final
length before allocation.


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