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Section: 25.3.1 [iterator.requirements.general] Status: Resolved Submitter: Marshall Clow Opened: 2014-03-25 Last modified: 2021-06-23
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25.3.1 [iterator.requirements.general] p9 says:
Destruction of an iterator may invalidate pointers and references previously obtained from that iterator.
But the resolution of LWG issue 2360 specifically advocates returning *--temp; where temp is a local variable.And 184.108.40.206 [forward.iterators] p6 says:
If a and b are both dereferenceable, then a == b if and only if *a and *b are bound to the same object.
which disallows "stashing" iterators (i.e, iterators that refer to data inside themselves).So, I suspect that the restriction in p9 should only apply to input iterators, and can probably be moved into 220.127.116.11 [input.iterators] instead of 25.3.1 [iterator.requirements.general].
[2014-05-22, Daniel comments]
Given that forward iterators (and beyond) are refinements of input iterator, moving this constraint to input iterators won't help much because it would still hold for all refined forms.
[2021-06-23 Resolved by adoption of P0896R4 in San Diego. Status changed: New → Resolved.]