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From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-10 22:12:37

On Saturday 10 August 2002 03:43 pm, Paul Mensonides wrote:
> I don't think that we should be worried about 10,000 element collections
> right now anyway. 1) we don't have the tools (i.e. compilers) to deal with
> it yet 2) we don't know _absolutely_ if it might even be worthwhile. We
> need to cross that bridge when we come to it.

Just to poke my head in again -- AFAIK, Burton et al. were using heterogeneous
value lists of 10,000 elements (multi-day compile times, but really fast

> Count me as #4 also. A good example that demonstrates the utitilty of the
> sequence abstraction in the MPL would be a significant argument for it. In
> particular, one that shows that vector-like sequences outperform cons-style
> lists *and* vice-versa in different scenarios.

Again, I'd like to refer to the heterogeneous value lists used by Burton et
al. Their use of larger heterogeneous value lists syntactically favors type
vectors. I explained their approach in the thread "Potential use for multiple
sequence types".


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