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From: JOAQUIN LOPEZ MU?Z (joaquin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-01 11:51:01

----- Mensaje original -----
De: Cory Nelson <phrosty_at_[hidden]>
Fecha: Sábado, Julio 1, 2006 10:02 am
Asunto: Re: [boost] Interest in a flyweight library?

> On 6/28/06, Joaquín Mª López Muñoz <joaquin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > So, is there interest in having such a lib in Boost? Please note
> > that the provided implementation is still a primitive one, but
> > OTOH it does have all the advertised functionality, so one can
> > use it to test it locally and form an opinion about its
> > suitability: if somebody, for instance, can plug it into some
> > scenario with massive quantities of elements, I'd
> > appreciate knowing about resulting memory and performance
> > improvements.
> >
> > In case this raises interest, I can turn the thing into a more
> > fleshed out proposal during the summer.
> This library seems like it could be excellent, lets get a review
> going!

Thank you for your enthusiasm :) I'm afraid it'll take me weeks
to come up with something complete enough to apply for a review.
But given that there's quite some interest, I think I'll put
myself to work on it.

> As others have noted, of all the languages I have looked at, I've
> never heard the term "flyweight", only "interned". Where does
> "flyweight" come from? This library might get more recognition if
> it used the more common name.

As I said in other of my responses, I'd appreciate your proposing
names according to the format

lib name / namespace names / main utility

so as to be able to compare among alternatives. Thank you!

> Cory Nelson

Joaquín M López Muñoz
Telefónica, Investigación y Desarollo

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