Re: [gtk-list] Re: Gtk--: G_List quirks
- From: Guillaume Laurent <glaurent worldnet fr>
- To: gtk-list redhat com
- Subject: Re: [gtk-list] Re: Gtk--: G_List quirks
- Date: 02 Aug 1998 09:11:59 +0200
Some Guy <email@example.com> writes:
> Ewwww no, I hate iterators :). I don't really understand the point of
> them; they just use fancy operators to traverse through lists.
They are fancy operators to traverse any data containing
structure. Linked lists are just one of them.
> What's the difference between doing
> lptr = lptr->next;
That ++iter may also mean 'array[++i]'.
> ? Of course I'm probably missing some advantage to them, but even so, they
> are just a fancy way of saying 'I spent a lot of time coding my linked
> list', when the same thing could be accomplished without them.
All I can add to the two previous replies is that I very strongly
suggest you learn about the STL (I have a few pointers among my
bookmarks on my homepage). You are missing something indeed. The only
valid reason for not using the STL when writing C++ today would be
being forced to use an obsolete compiler.
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