[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview

Neal Becker ndbecker2@gmail....
Sun Feb 19 07:27:24 CST 2012


Sturla Molden wrote:

> Den 19.02.2012 01:12, skrev Nathaniel Smith:
>>
>> I don't oppose it, but I admit I'm not really clear on what the
>> supposed advantages would be. Everyone seems to agree that
>>    -- Only a carefully-chosen subset of C++ features should be used
>>    -- But this subset would be pretty useful
>> I wonder if anyone is actually thinking of the same subset :-).
> 
> Probably not, everybody have their own favourite subset.
> 
> 
>>
>> Chuck mentioned iterators as one advantage. I don't understand, since
>> iterators aren't even a C++ feature, they're just objects with "next"
>> and "dereference" operators. The only difference between these is
>> spelling:
>>    for (my_iter i = foo.begin(); i != foo.end(); ++i) { ... }
>>    for (my_iter i = my_iter_begin(foo); !my_iter_ended(&i);
>> my_iter_next(&i)) { ... }
>> So I assume he's thinking about something more, but the discussion has
>> been too high-level for me to figure out what.
> 
>

I find range interface (i.e., boost::range) is far more useful than raw iterator 
interface.  I always write all my algorithms using this abstraction.



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