From: Alexander Nasonov (alnsn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-06 14:56:52
I'm preparing a patch to improve a performance of lexical_cast
for certain combinations of types.
For example, int to char transformation is 5.9 times faster on
my FreeBSD. It could be even faster if not a requirement to add
a thousands separator.
There are few issues I'd like to sort out before I finish the work.
1. Enums, unlike integral types, are not optimized. I don't want
to break a conversion from enums with user-defined operator<<.
My firm opinion on this is not to support this edge case and
2. To improve a performance even further, I'd like to add
lexical_cast< boost::array<N,char> >(arg) but it would break
3. A couple of conversion functions are good candidates for .cpp file.
I expect a strong resistance to this change. Don't get me wrong,
I'm not going to change this in default build, I'm asking for new
configuration parameter. Something like BOOST_LINK_CORELIB.
A user should always link with -lboost_core if BOOST_LINK_CORELIB
That do you think?
-- Alexander Nasonov Project Manager at Akmosoft ( http://www.akmosoft.com ) Blog: http://nasonov.blogspot.com Email: $(FirstName) dot $(LastName) at gmail dot com
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