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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2024-02-08 16:51:16

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 2/8/24 19:24, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> > Andrey Semashev wrote:
> >> This implies that the API only works with one character type, which
> >> is not always the case, as shown in Boost.Log.
> >
> > It implies that if you want to accept e.g. wchar_t, you need a separate
> overload.
> This doesn't scale very well. Imagine the amount of overloads in something like
> boost::filesystem::path. (Yes, I know it currently supports char and wchar_t,
> but I've been asked to support other character types as well.)

Whether it scales or not, this is the intended use of core::string_view. As
I said, if you make the function a template, conversions no longer work,
which defeats the purpose of using core::string_view.

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