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Extended STL, Volume 1: Collections and Iterators by Matthew Wilson

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Chapter 26. Traveling Back and Forth on the Z-Plane

 

If you want to serve the age, betray it.

 
 --Brendan Kennelly
 

Go! Confront the problem!! Fight!!! Win!!!!

 
 --Edna Mole, The Incredibles

Prologue

I wrote this chapter late in the business of writing this book, after the completion of all of Parts I and III and most of Part II. I’d had it planned for a long time and was keen to write it, if only for the opportunity for another lame pun with its title. But I was concerned that the subject matter was not particularly interesting, and, from the perspective of my trajectory (after all the complexities of iterator adaptations [Chapters 36, 38, and 41], COM [Chapters 28 and 30], external iterator invalidation [Chapter 33], and so on), I was concerned that ...

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