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From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-19 04:47:57
David Abrahams skrev:
> on Wed Jun 18 2008, Raider <sraider-AT-yandex.ru> wrote:
>> Can anyone tell why boost 1.35 dropped support of boost::begin()/end()
>> for zero terminated strings (const char*/wchar_t*)?
> You might ask why we didn't make it so that char(&)[N] was interpreted
> as an array of length N but char* was interpreted as a null-terminated
> string that only has forward iterators (to avoid O(N) "random access"
> operations, which are also evil in generic code)... I'm not entirely
> sure of the answer to that.
We believed that support for null-terminated strings would belong in
string focused libraries. The function as_literal() was added for that
purpose (so just use this function if you use BOOST_FOREACH with char*
I guess we could define the iterator type of char* to be some forward
iterator, but I'm not sure how useful that really is.
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