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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-20 13:28:05

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Bellingham" <alan_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] More ramblings on a sorted vector container

> Dave:
> >Not even. Well, that sounds like a nice approach, but I also want a way
> >say "just put it here", and its up to me to make sure things are sorted
> >before the next lookup. The standard associative containers cause me lots
> >grief by trying too hard to protect me from the low-level details.
> So (for example) you could dump a load of elements into the middle,
> knowing they're already sorted and in the right place, and avoid the
> sort at all? Seems reasonable to me.

Precisely. Access to the underlying container might be enough.
Maybe you can see why I favor an adaptor approach: a linear associative
adaptor could provide the associative interface on top of a vector or deque.

> At the moment, it appears that this gives us three policies:
> 1) Sort immediately.
> 2) Sort automatically when examined.
> 3) Sort only when user demands it. (The progammer is always right.)
> I'll go away for a bit while looking at that previous submisson.



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