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From: pinkfloydhomer_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-03-17 15:05:38

--- In boost_at_y..., pinkfloydhomer_at_y... wrote:
> I may be asking a stupid question here, and it might even be off
> topic (it's becoming a bad habit), but here goes:
> Is there currently in standard C++ a structured way to represent
> compactly, other than the old C bitfields?
> If there isn't, couldn't this be a relevant thing for Boost?
> Sometimes, you just need all the memory you can get, and it would
> nice if there were a really structured way of doing this.
> In my particular case, I am using a hashtable in a chess program,
> the performance in practice is directly dependant on effecient
> hashtable operations and space effecient storage of the entries,
> because more entries is better. This is not your typical hashtable,
> but one somewhat adapted to it's specific use, so I can't really
> anything else. Also, the need to store data effeciently in memory,
> very general.

Not to be rude, but isn't anybody but me interested in this?

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