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Subject: Re: [geometry] io - WKB
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-06 12:24:31

On 6 August 2013 17:20, Bruno Lalande <bruno.lalande_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> 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).

Thank you Bruno, that sound perfect and will allow us to keep the I/O
API consistent.

Best regards,

Mateusz  Loskot,
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