[C++-sig] Re: Reworking of indexing suite

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Thu Sep 18 20:33:22 CEST 2003

Raoul Gough <RaoulGough at yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> I've made some substantial progress on refactoring the indexing
> suite. The new code passes all but one of the existing tests (more
> details below). It also splits the proxy facility into a standalone
> (C++) container wrapper, and this provides Python-compatible slices in
> a wider range of situations. e.g.
>   slice = c[1:3]
>   c[2].mutate()              # Some change to object
>   assert (slice[1] == c[2])  # Slice refers to same object
> The one test that it doesn't pass is assigning a single element to a
> slice, e.g.:
>   c[1:3] = 4
> Standard Python lists also don't support this.
> All of the new code is in the boost-sandbox cvs under
> boost-sandbox/boost/python/suite/indexing and needs a lot of further
> testing (in particular, with compilers other than gcc). Any help
> and/or comments much appreciated.

That's really exciting!  Great work!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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