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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] iterators must go
From: John Dlugosz (JDlugosz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-15 11:15:31

> Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 02:18:07 -0400
> From: Scott McMurray <[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [Boost-users] iterators must go
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
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> On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 09:24, Neal Becker <ndbecker2_at_[hidden]>
> > Interesting presentation:
> >
> >
> > media/var/sphene/sphwiki/attachment/2009/05/08/iterators-must-go.pdf
> >
> Very persuasive, but it's careful to touch only the examples that look
> nice. Note, for example, that every range was a whole container.
> The three-iterators part was somewhat handwaved-over as well. Take
> this bit of current code, for example:
> auto i = find(c.begin(), c.end(), some_pred());
> rotate(c.begin(), i, c.end());
> How do you do that nicely with ranges, when he has find returning a
> range? (Since right now, it implicitly actually returns 2 ranges.)
> And how does insertion work? Do we still need to keep the iterators
> around for insertion position?
> I'd love to see the finicky bits worked out, though, since I do like
> the idea.
> ~ Scott

Any place you really want a single iterator, a range of one value would
work. For appending or streaming out, you really want the concept of an
open-ended range.


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