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Subject: [boost] string_view versus string_ref
From: Andrzej Krzemienski (akrzemi1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-06 07:46:36

Hi Everyone,
I would like to understand the situation with these two templates:
basic_string_view and basic_string_ref.

The official, advertised library is string_ref:

At the same time we have string_view:

But the latter is never mentioned in the documentation, except in Boost.Log:

The support for boost::basic_string_ref and its specializations is
> deprecated; users are encouraged to switch to boost::basic_string_view.
> The support for boost::basic_string_ref will be removed in future
> releases.

My question: is there any official position of Boost about having these two


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