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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-06-29 19:43:28

John Potter did a lot of work on the associative/indirect container
framework just before he went on vacation. In case anyone's interested, I've
uploaded the latest stuff he sent me to:

Haven't looked through it yet, but mean to get to it "real soon now" ;)
He and I collaborated on general architecture, but he wrote all the new

Jeremy, if you're interested, you might want to see how well this works with
your versions of indirect_iterator.

Here's our last communication:
----- Original Message -----
From: "John E. Potter" <jpotter_at_[hidden]>
To: "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: associative_vector: request for formal review

> On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, David Abrahams wrote:
> > I just wanted to express my appreciation for all your work on this, and
> > let you know that I'm not ignoring you. I just got a little (!) swamped
> > I'll look everything you've sent me over in the next couple of days.
I'll be
> > in touch.
> Out of time. Gone for a month.
> Status:
> Vector_set parameterized on Container, nice.
> Associative_vector parameterized on Container, I don't like it but
> do not have time to undo it. See what you think.
> Associative_indirect_vector. Not parameterized on Container. Needs
> try/catch in copy_ctor and insert.
> Vector_set_test #ifdefs to control Container.
> vector_set<sgi_tree>, vector_set<associative_indirect_vector>,
> vector_set<associative_vector<vector> >,
> vector_set<associative_vector<deque> >,
> vector_set<associative_vector<list> >
> all pass the tests.
> Some changes will be needed to remove gnu patches and make usable
> with other compilers.
> Will send each of the files in one e-mail. Do whatever, and I will
> handle any flack next month.
> Later,
> John

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