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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [mpl]... is there an mpl::string
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-11 02:36:11

Eric Niebler wrote:
> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> There's another consideration that I've been glossing over.
>> mpl::string isn't *really* random access. Since
>> mpl::string<'a','b','c'> designates the same character sequence as
>> mpl::string<'abc'>, it takes O(N) template instantiations to find the
>> N-th element in the sequence, at least in the current implementation.
>> I'd like to fix that, but I don't know how (yet).
> Now this is really bothering me. The right thing to do is replace the
> current implementation with one in which mpl::string is a front- and
> back-extensible bidirectional sequence, and give up with the random
> access pretense. :-(

I've made this change. mpl::string is no longer random access (it never
really was). Also, I've changed c_str to be a separate metafunction that
works with any forward sequence.

Thanks particularly to Noah Roberts for the good feedback.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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