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Subject: Re: [boost] [metal] Feature Complete - Request for Feedback
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-21 22:32:42

Bruno Dutra wrote:
> That alone however opens a whole trunk of worms, because one has to deal
> with stuff like this:
> join<std::tuple<>, std::map<X, Y>, std::unique_ptr<Z>>
> Should this be valid and if so what should be the result?

Let me check...

> Should it then be std::tuple<X, Y, std::less<X>,
> std::allocator<std::pair<X const, Y>>, Z, std::default_delete<Z>>?

Yes. :-)

> But why should the result List "type" be std::tuple?

The type of the first list is used by convention.

> Conundrums like these made it very tricky to implement even the simplest
> of the algorithms and had a inevitable impact on performance.

Well... it does make things a bit more convoluted here or there, but it's
not that big of a burden.

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