Subject: Re: [boost] [review] The review of Boost.DoubleEnded starts today: September 21 - September 30
From: Thorsten Ottosen (tottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-27 18:25:59
Den 27-09-2017 kl. 01:08 skrev Daniel James via Boost:
> On 26 September 2017 at 22:20, Tim Song via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 5:06 PM, Benedek Thaler via Boost
>> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 2:43 AM, Tim Song via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
>>>> Why are pointers being used as iterator types directly?
>>> To keep simple things simple. What's wrong with pointers?
>> Using pointers directly makes it easier to write buggy code. A custom
>> iterator type, even if just a thin wrapper, provides more type safety.
> That's a pretty slim advantage, I'd value simplicity more. It's very
> much a judgement call.
I think Boost.Container uses a simple wrapper around T*, but at the same
time has a macro that can be defined to turn it into pointers again.
I would expect that some code does things differently if they are passed
two pointers instead of two iterators.