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3179. subrange should always model Range

Section: [range.subrange.ctor] Status: C++20 Submitter: Casey Carter Opened: 2018-12-21 Last modified: 2021-02-25

Priority: 0

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The constructors of subrange place no requirements on the iterator and sentinel values from which a subrange is constructed. They allow constructions like subrange{myvec.end(), myvec.begin()} in which the resulting subrange isn't in the domain of the Range concept which requires that "[ranges::begin(r), ranges::end(r)) denotes a range" ([range.range]/3.1). We should forbid the construction of abominable values like this to enforce the useful semantic that values of subrange are always in the domain of Range.

(From ericniebler/stl2#597.)

[2019-01-20 Reflector prioritization]

Set Priority to 0 and status to Tentatively Ready

Proposed resolution:

This wording is relative to N4791.

  1. Change [range.subrange.ctor] as indicated:

    constexpr subrange(I i, S s) requires (!StoreSize);

    -?- Expects: [i, s) is a valid range.

    -1- Effects: Initializes begin_ with i and end_ with s.

    constexpr subrange(I i, S s, iter_difference_t<I> n)
      requires (K == subrange_kind::sized);

    -2- Expects: [i, s) is a valid range, and n == ranges::distance(i, s).