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From: Daniel James (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-23 12:36:42

Hello everyone,

I've just uploaded a new version of the unordered associative
containers, this time in the 'Hash' folder on the file vault. There's
also the file 'hash.tar.gz', which is just the hash function object. The
hash function objects are ready for review, the container library is
almost ready, it mainly just needs more documentation.

The implementation has been split into two libraries. Boost.Hash
implements the hash function objects which would go into <functional>,
so it is proposed that these are added to the functional library. This
is needed for Joaquín's MultiIndex library, so it would be good to add
it to Boost as soon as possible.

The other part is Boost.Unordered, which implements the unordered
associative containers. This is a little larger and more complicated,
and there's no immediate need for it (unless you count Boost.Tr1).

We're not sure what kind of review these libraries will need. Since
they're both based on the draft standard, their design isn't really up
for review here (right?), but the documentation and implementation is.
Do you think they require a full review, or will a fast track review be

A fast track review is tentatively scheduled for the hash function
objects after the review of the finite state machine, with Thorsten
managing it. The full container library could be included in this, if
that is considered acceptable. Or it could be added to the queue for a
full review?

Any opinions?


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