[Development] RFC: Containers member functions for algorithm

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Mar 24 19:00:57 CET 2017

Michael Winkelmann wrote:
> The reason why STL is using free function is because it separates data
> structures (aka containers) and algorithms.
> A bad example what happens if you dont separate can be seen here:
> https://www.imagemagick.org/api/Magick++/Image_8h_source.html
> ...and your data structure will be bloated with member functions.

Why is that bad? It is convenient and object-oriented. Moving everything to 
freestanding functions goes against the principles of OOP.

That said, even freestanding functions would be better than the current 
boilerplate myContainer.begin(), myContainer.end() copypasta.

        Kevin Kofler

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