Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Jul 8 03:19:59 BST 2008

Andreas Pakulat wrote:
>I'm not sure why the const_this is needed here anyway, shouldn't a
> simple const_iterator and ::constEnd() be sufficient too?

It's needed because of the missing constFind() function. There are two 
overloads to find(): one non-const returning an iterator and a const 
returning a const_iterator. The only way to select the const version (and 
hence avoid detaching) is to have a const container.

That is accomplished by having a const KMacroMapExpander, because that 
makes its member variables also const.

In general, mixing iterators is bad and can lead to errors. Qt provides a 
macro (QT_STRICT_ITERATORS) that will make comparisons between iterators 
and const_iterators fail, so you catch those mistakes.

Also, if you took foo.find(), you should use foo.end() [which is what your 
patch does], instead of taking another path to "foo".

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