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Subject: Re: [geometry] io - WKB
From: Bruno Lalande (bruno.lalande_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-06 12:20:58


IMHO, general rule should be this:
> read_{format} accepts std::basic_istream
> write_{format} accepts std::basic_ostream
> On the other hand, I quite like the iterator-based interface of
> Boost.Spirit
> and I think it would be easier to flip the idea over:
> - provide I/O interfaces based on iterators
> - allow users to pass streams through iterators
> instead of passing complete stream objects.
> Iterators are good for generalisation of both containers and streams.
> Bruno, what do you think?

Yep indeed, good point. What I was reacting to initially was the word
"container" which was sounding like no higher-level abstractions was going
to be used. If we're rather talking about an iterator pair or a range then
it makes things different and I agree it's a good choice (as opposed to
explicitly taking a vector, a string or any specific container).


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