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Subject: Re: [std-proposals] count-based for loop
From: Sophia Poirier (spoirier_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-08-29 11:46:06


Thanks Andrew, that's a great collection of utilities. Is that a proposal you are working towards submitting? (I note it has no paper number.)

I do prefer to see it language level as I think it is intuitive as I have suggested, plus it is such a basic and fundamental logical operation (and allows serving those who cannot use the STL), however I do recognize there are fewer hurdles to landing library features.

- Sophia

> On Aug 28, 2019, at 5:23 AM, Andrew Tomazos <andrewtomazos_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>
> See:
>
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gBdBualdIU1bpgW_El4GT-p0he9Yr7D52xmLmHes5Qo/edit?usp=sharing <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gBdBualdIU1bpgW_El4GT-p0he9Yr7D52xmLmHes5Qo/edit?usp=sharing>
>
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 3:42 AM Sophia Poirier via Std-Proposals <std-proposals_at_[hidden] <mailto:std-proposals_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
>> On Aug 27, 2019, at 10:26 AM, Barry Revzin <barry.revzin_at_[hidden] <mailto:barry.revzin_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 12:02 PM Sophia Poirier via Std-Proposals <std-proposals_at_[hidden] <mailto:std-proposals_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
>> Thanks, yes I have that as an alternate example in my longer notes. My understanding is that it still suffers from the type-matching problem as traditional for loops. Your example of:
>>
>> for (const auto i : std::views::iota(0, count))
>>
>> only works when count is an int. Otherwise, if for example count is uint32_t, it would need to be:
>>
>> for (const auto i : std::views::iota(uint32_t{0}, count)
>> or:
>> for (const auto i : std::views::iota(0u, count))
>> or:
>> for (const auto i : std::views::iota<uint32_t>(0, count))
>> or:
>> for (const auto i : std::views::iota<decltype(count)>(0, count))
>>
>> or something along those lines, or you will get template instantiation failure compiler error. I think that if std::views::iota had a constructor overload that was simply the second argument (count) with implicit zero start, then it would be a good option. However I believe there is interest to reserve such an overload perhaps for infinite ranges?
>>
>> thanks,
>> Sophia
>>
>> This is true. But we can write a helper function to get the correct type of 0 so we don't need the ugliness at point of use:
>>
>> template <std::integral T>
>> auto upto(T n) {
>> return views::iota(T{0}, n);
>> }
>>
>> We end up with:
>>
>> for (const auto i : upto(count))
>>
>> Barry
>
> This could be the basis of an alternate library proposal, true.
>
> - Sophia



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