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From: Howard Hinnant (hinnant_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-05 21:20:17

Reggie Seagraves wrote on 3/5/01 9:01 PM
> At that point you'd like to just
>drop in a hash_map container that has the same interface, semantics
>(including iterator semantics), etc. as a std::map. (Just like me)
> I had to add bidirectional iterators to a previous implementation
>of hash_map, and have been maintaining it ever since. I would REALLY
>prefer not to continue to maintain it as I rev my environment of choice
>(that's right, Codewarrior!) ;)

Well that's definitely a shot across my bow! :-)

> I hope that this shows supporting identical features as std::map
>is extremely important in a hash_map implementation.

Thanks! I appreciate your input.

OTOH, I'm sure there are hash users that do not want the extra word per
entry overhead. Maybe Beman has a very good point (wouldn't be the first

Beman Dawes wrote on 3/5/01 3:04 PM
>Have you considered a hash_map_generator<> instead? That way you could
>offer no-list, single-list, and double-list (like Bill Plauger's)
>forms. Lots of work, but also gives users lot's of choices.


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