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Upgrading from the old Boost Iterator Adaptor Library

If you have been using the old Boost Iterator Adaptor library to implement iterators, you probably wrote a Policies class which captures the core operations of your iterator. In the new library design, you'll move those same core operations into the body of the iterator class itself. If you were writing a family of iterators, you probably wrote a type generator to build the iterator_adaptor specialization you needed; in the new library design you don't need a type generator (though may want to keep it around as a compatibility aid for older code) because, due to the use of the Curiously Recurring Template Pattern (CRTP) [Cop95]_, you can now define the iterator class yourself and acquire functionality through inheritance from iterator_facade or iterator_adaptor. As a result, you also get much finer control over how your iterator works: you can add additional constructors, or even override the iterator functionality provided by the library.

If you're looking for the old projection_iterator component, its functionality has been merged into transform_iterator: as long as the function object's result_type (or the Reference template argument, if explicitly specified) is a true reference type, transform_iterator will behave like projection_iterator used to.