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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Review of PolyCollection starts today (May 3rd)
From: Joaquin M López Muñoz (joaquinlopezmunoz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-11 08:02:11

El 11/05/2017 a las 4:46, Vinnie Falco via Boost escribió:
> [...]
> - Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
> This library is tightly focused on solving a specific, worthwhile
> problem and does so in a way that feels natural and "boosty." So YES.

Thank you!

> - Questions
> Iterators returned by begin<T>() cannot be compared to iterators
> returned by end(typeid(T)). Is this an oversight or a consequence of
> the design? It seems to me they should be comparable.

You need to do an explicit cast (either direction) first, so it follows
can't be done directly. I preferred to require expilcit conversion
between the two
types of local iterator as it seemed to me safer from the user's code
point of view.

> - Other comments:
> Iterators returned by begin<T>() produce a long, ugly compile error
> when compared against iterators returned by begin<U>() or end<U>(). I
> think the library could do better by producing a static_assert with a
> helpful message. Its not a showstopper but a suggestion.

Will study the issue. I'm not sure I can improve the dagnostics but will
take a look.

Thank you for your review,

Joaquín M López Muñoz

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