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From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-29 04:44:36

Ion Gaztañaga wrote:
> The Associative Containers project can refer also to Shmem, since Shmem
> has implemented the full ordered vector family (flat_map, flat_set,
> flat_multimap and flat_multiset) for shared memory (these containers
> work also with std::allocator).

Please update the pagen then.

> Another option is to take those containers out of Shmem (they have minor
> dependencies with Shmem framework) and present them as general purpose
> containers that also are useful for shared memory/memory mapped files.
> Like boost::unordered_xxx family, I would like to have just one
> container in Boost without duplicating it in other libraries.

But doesn't Shmem (why is this not called Boost.Shared Memory?)
duplicate all containers?

> The bad
> news is that Shmem flat_xxx containers are not documented, but it's not
> difficult to do it since they have the same interface as std::map/set
> family. The hard part is the portability to non-conforming compilers
> like VC6, but I think there are utilities in Boost to workaround these
> problems.

It's not good use of student time to do porting work. People need to
move away from ancient compilers.


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