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Section: 126.96.36.199 [range.subrange.access] Status: WP Submitter: Casey Carter Opened: 2020-04-21 Last modified: 2021-02-27
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subrange::advance(n) is specified to call ranges::advance(begin_, n, end_) in both StoreSize and !StoreSize cases (188.8.131.52 [range.subrange.access]/9). Unfortunately, ranges::advance(begin_, n, end_) has undefined behavior when n < 0 unless [end_, begin_) denotes a valid range (184.108.40.206 [range.iter.op.advance]/5). This would all be perfectly fine — the UB is exposed to the caller via effects-equivalent-to — were it not the design intent that subrange::advance(-n) be usable to reverse the effects of subrange::advance(n) when the subrange has a bidirectional iterator type. That is, however, clearly the design intent: subrange::prev(), for example, is equivalent to subrange::advance(-1).
[2020-05-11; Reflector prioritization]
Set priority to 2 after reflector discussions.
[2021-01-15; Issue processing telecon]
Set status to Tentatively Ready after discussion and poll.
[2021-02-26 Approved at February 2021 virtual plenary. Status changed: Tentatively Ready → WP.]
This wording is relative to N4861.
Modify 220.127.116.11 [range.subrange.access] as indicated:
constexpr subrange& advance(iter_difference_t<I> n);
-9- Effects: Equivalent to:
(9.1) — If StoreSize is true, auto d = n - ranges::advance(begin_, n, end_); if (d >= 0) size_ -= to-unsigned-like(d); else size_ += to-unsigned-like(-d); return *this;
(9.2) — Otherwise, ranges::advance(begin_, n, end_); return *this;