Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #2578: Add double-bounded version of outputting algorithms

Subject: Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #2578: Add double-bounded version of outputting algorithms
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-23 21:19:06

#2578: Add double-bounded version of outputting algorithms
  Reporter: dlwalker | Owner: neilgroves
      Type: Feature Requests | Status: new
 Milestone: Boost 1.38.0 | Component: range
   Version: Boost 1.37.0 | Severity: Not Applicable
Resolution: | Keywords: algorithm iterator bound

Comment (by neilgroves):

 Currently I have provided better alternatives than the two iterator
 versions of algorithms. I have commented in the Boost.Range documentation
 that it is better to use the functions under the boost/range/algorithm_ext
 folder to achieve the same job.

 Your copy example can be achived in a superior manner by using
 boost::overwrite(source, target); However a superior idiom is frequently
 to use my push_back algorithm. For example:

 #include <boost/range/algorithm_ext/push_back.hpp>
 #include <boost/range/adaptor/reversed.hpp>
 #include <vector>

 int main()
     // ... :TODO: populate a source vector snipped for emphasis of the
 relevant concept
     std::vector<int> v;
     boost::push_back(v, source | boost::adaptors::reversed);
     return 0;

 This will populate the vector v in an efficient manner with the range of
 information in 'source' in reverse order. It is my experience that I very
 rarely miss the target iterator versions of algorithms. The main occasion
 I still use them is for output stream iterators, which is typically a safe

 There has been discussion on the ML in the past about the formalisation of
 some 'Sink' Concepts, but so far I have been surprised by the satisfactory
 nature of the current functions in algorithm_ext. I welcome peoples
 experiences, and particularly their use cases for sinks, output iterators
 or other target concepts.

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