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Re: Iterator class for vector and basic_string

> >>>>> Chip Salzenberg <>:
> > According to Ryszard Kabatek:
> >> I wrote an iterator class for std::vector<> and std::basic_string<>.
> > Could someone please fill me in on why that's necessary?  I thought
> > that plain old pointers were adequate iterators in these cases.
> const_iterators and reverse_iterators are two uses that comes to mind.
> Don't remember offhand if these are mandated for basic_string.
the const_iterator for string is, currently, char const*.
The reverse_iterator for string is reverse_iterator<char*>.
When we have a better iterator these will of course change too.

Nathan Myers