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From Mark Brown <>
Subject Re: new container member functions cbegin() and cend()
Date Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:12:09 GMT
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> Subject: Re: new container member functions cbegin() and cend()
> Mark Brown wrote:
>> The next C++ standard adds a couple of new container member functions,
>> cbegin() and cend(), that will make it easier to retrieve const
>> iterators from non-const container objects. Are there any plans to add
>> these functions to stdcxx?
> I assume you're referring to the Working Draft of the Standard for
> Programming Language C++:
> and the functions are those proposed in Walter Brown's Proposal
> to Improve const_iterator Use from C++0X:

Yes, the functions from Alternative 1 are the ones I was referring
to. They will become especially handy when the "auto" feature is
available in compilers. Does anyone know of a compiler that
supports this use of auto?

> I have no immediate plans to implement these functions but we
> certainly expect and plan to implement the new C++ standard by
> the time it comes out.
> If you would like to submit a patch with these functions or any
> other feature that's expected to be in the next standard you
> are most welcome to do so. Small extensions like this one might
> be okay for trunk. Bigger features will probably be more
> appropriate for a yet-to-be created branch as suggested in
> STDCXX-299:

I will work on a patch.

-- Mark

> Martin
>> -- Mark

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