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Subject: [Boost-users] any_range vs. “canonical form” - what is the latter?
From: John Funnell (john.funnell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-09 02:46:44

Boost's any_range documentation says the following:

"Despite the underlying any_iterator being the fastest available
implementation, the performance overhead of any_range is still
appreciable due to the cost of virtual function calls required to
implement increment, decrement, advance, equal etc. Frequently a
better design choice is to convert to a canonical form."

What does the author mean by a "canonical form"? Can someone give an example?

Many thanks

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