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From: T (scream29125_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-13 06:34:33


I am implementing an algorithm that requires a heap.
In my algorithm, I need to do two operations, similar
to that required by Dijkstra's algorithm:

1. Use a secondary array to index the nodes of the
heap. This is so that a node in the heap can be found
in constant time.

2. Decrease the key (priority) of a node in the heap.

The Boost heap implementation
supports the decrease-key operation. But reading the
documentation, I'm not sure if the first requirement
is satisfied. If I index the nodes using iterators,
then what I require is for these iterators to be valid
even after the heap is changed, eg after insertion,
deletion or decreasing the key. Is that the case?


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