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From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-12-02 18:17:15

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 12:13 PM Krystian Stasiowski via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:57 AM Zach Laine via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> > +1. FWIW, I find "this is a drop-in replacement" to be a typically
> > unattainable goal for anything that is not based on some kind of
> > polymorphism (compile- or runtime). That is, the polymorphic drop-in
> > mechanism only cares about a subset of API and/or behavior.
> >
> Perhaps we provide two separate functions like was mentioned previously,
> where one returns a fixed_string and the other returns a string_view.

Perhaps. I think you were on the right track changing substr() to return a
string_view, just not to worry too much about being a drop-in replacement.
I think you should only worry about API compatibility where it makes sense.


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