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From: nbecker_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-03-28 09:53:25

>>>>> "Ronald" == Ronald Garcia <rgarcia4_at_[hidden]> writes:

    nb> How about a constructor taking a pair of iterators over linear
    nb> memory? Something like:

    nb> template<typename InputIter> multi_array (InputIter start,
    nb> InputIter end, Policy p)

    nb> This allows multi_array to interoperate with old-fashioned C
    nb> arrays, without forcing a copy. Policy could specify the
    nb> memory deallocation policy.

    Ronald> It sounds like you're talking about a multi-array that uses memory
    Ronald> passed into it rather than allocating its own. I've been thinking
    Ronald> about supplying that functionality in a separate implementation class.

Take memory passed to it and selectively decide whether to make a copy
and take ownership, don't copy but still take ownership, or don't copy
and don't take ownership.

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