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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-01-30 12:13:46

At 10:54 AM 1/30/00 -0500, Dave Abrahams wrote:

>on 1/30/00 10:46 AM, Gavin Collings at gcollings_at_[hidden]
> ...
>> Shared Linked
>> Initial Construction 2900 +/- 70 -30 +/- 50
>> Copy Operation 62 +/- 13 119 +/- 9
>> Then the figure 2900 / (119 - 62) = 50 (or worst case 22 at the
>> extremes of the error bands) gives the number of copy operations
>> before the increased copy time for linked pointer outweighs the
>> overhead of allocating the reference count on the heap.
>I really think it's time to trot out your new implementation which
>deque so we can test against that (I'm thinking the allocation cost
will be
>much lower since the deque works like a pool allocator). If you need
>finishing it, please call on me.

I would like to see an invasive smart pointer included in the test
timings. (I have shared_in_ptr<> available if you need one.) My
guess is that many people who care deeply about performance will
prefer an invasive smart pointer as both fast and small.


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