On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 10:08 PM Arthur O'Dwyer via Std-Proposals <std-proposals@lists.isocpp.org> wrote:

Agreed.
Btw, I've been mostly convinced that this algorithm is not needed (not even in theory) by the slightly handwavey example given earlier in this thread, of composing it out of the `enumerate` view which has a decent chance of getting into C++23. Here's the example worked out:

template<class R, class Pred>
size_t find_index(R&& r, Pred pred)
{
  auto e = ranges::views::enumerate(r);
  auto getSecond = [](auto&& x) -> decltype(auto) { return (x.second); };
  return (*std::ranges::find_if(e, pred, getSecond)).first;
}

This is not elegant code at all, but at least it shows that it's possible to get integer indices out of Ranges algorithms, if you really need integers, and without doing two passes.

–Arthur

More straightforward to use take_while:

template <typename R, typename Pred>
auto count_while_not(R&& r, Pred&& pred) {
    return ranges::distance(r | ranges::views::take_while(std::not_fn(pred)));
}

Barry