I like the suggestion. However, the function should probably be called emitStringValue in order to make it clear what the exact semantics is.
** Changed in: zorba Assignee: Matthias Brantner (matthias-brantner) => Paul J. Lucas (paul-lucas) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zorba Coders, which is the registrant for Zorba. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/907070 Title: Item API needs operator<< Status in Zorba - The XQuery Processor: New Bug description: To emit the string value of an Item to an ostream, you currently have to use getStringValue() or getStringValue2(). This is inefficient since a string that is otherwise not needed needs to be created. Instead, there should be a global operator<< defined: std::ostream& operator<<( std::ostream&, store::Item const& ); Its implementation could simply call a new protected, pure virtual member function for Item: virtual void emit( std::ostream& ) const = 0; To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/zorba/+bug/907070/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp