From: Matthew Wilson (stlsoft_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-18 16:00:21
> Yes, that's what quick_allocator does. It is mainly useful when the
> underlying malloc isn't well suited for small allocations, as is sometimes
> the case on Windows. The lifetime of the process does not matter as long
> it doesn't allocate unbounded amounts of memory.
> Benchmarking with quick_allocator is typically used as a quick check to
> out whether the test results are skewed by the underlying malloc.
That's good to know. I shall bear it in mind if/when I have occasion to
benchmark anything boost in the future.
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